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These lessons cover STEM topics for grades 4-12. Many of them include options for advanced students. Additionally, the lessons meet Next Generation Science Standards.
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|Lesson Title||Lesson Summary||Subject||Grade Level|
|From Fossils to Phylogenies BLAST Activity||Students will use BLAST to identify species from proteins.||Biology, Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|From Fossils to Phylogenies Mass Spectrometry Activity||Students will analyze proteins from a Tyrannosaurus rex.||Biology, Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|From Fossils to Phylogenies Phylogenetic Tree Activity||This lesson introduces what phylogenetics is, why it is important, how to read a phylo and what is MAB?||Biology, Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|From Fossils to Phylogenies Presentation||This Powerpoint introduces the four activities for From Fossils to Phylogenies||Biology, Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|From Salmonberry to Sagebrush||In these lessons students will learn about invasive and non-invasive plants. Students will also learn about the ecoregions of Oregon and the ecology of plants, as well as other topics.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Fuel Comparison||In this lesson students will learn the positive and negative effects of using fossil fuels and biofuels, why fossil fuels are so prevalent, what are some alternatives to fossil fuels, and what can be done to push these alternatives into market.||Bioenergy, Energy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Fueling the Future||In this lesson students will learn about sustainable biofuels that can be produced in the Pacific Northwest for aviation.||Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Renewable Energy||Middle School (6-8)|
|Gel Beads||In this lesson students learn how to create gels from polymers. Students will learn the chemical background of polymers, gels and some every day uses. The background materials cover the chemistry of polymers and gels.||Chemistry||Elementary (4-5)|
|Generations of Biofuels||Students will learn about the three generations of biofuels. They will learn how they are produced, their advantages and disadvantages, and the marketability of each fuel through this discussion-based activity.||Bioenergy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Green Building Design Using Google SketchUp||In this lesson students use software to build a simple structure from and then add their own “green” additions.||Engineering||High School (9-12)|