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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. Another resource is the Common Core Standards for Oregon.

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Lesson Title Lesson Summary Subject Grade Level
Human Population Density Students in this lesson learn about population density, specifically in humans, and determine the population density in 5-8 state in the United States. Biology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Hungry, Hungry Macros In this lesson students learn about the feeding strategies of macroinvertebrates by conducting an experiment using two functional groups (shredders and grazers). Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
I'm in Danger In this lesson students play a role-playing game to illustrate the wide ranging effects of listing a species under the federal Endangered Species Act. Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering Elementary (4-5)
Insect Tea Party Students in this lesson will about organism traits, behavior, and habitats through one-on-one conversations with fellow students. Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Introduction to a Riparian Zone In this lesson students will be introduced to the functions of a riparian zone ecosystem. Students will brainstorm ideas for creating a riparian zone model that they will build upon throughout the unit. Biology Elementary (4-5)
Introduction to Biodiversity Students in this lesson will learn to different organism characteristics through recordings and shared observations. Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Introduction to Graphing This lesson is designed to help students understand that we are all potential users of data, and that data is something we all give or receive. Biology, Engineering, Math, Physics Elementary (4-5)
Investigating the GMO Controversy Students investigate the societal controversy surrounding the AquAdvantage Salmon, one of the GMO applications they learned about in Lesson 2. Biology, Ecology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Isle Royale, Not Battle Royale Students interpret historical data from the Island Royale study, watch recent news clips, and engage in a debate whether or not to introduce wolves to the island. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
LaCuKnoS - Viral Transmission and Vaccination Two lessons - Spreading Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)