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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
LaCuKnoS: Dirty Hands In this activity we will investigate and compare different ways of washing your hands. Biology Elementary (4-5)
Lego Shell Building Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Macro Feeding Frenzie In this lesson students will be introduced to feeding adaptations found in aquatic macroinvertebrates. After a short introduction, students will play a game and do an activity to learn more about the functional feeding groups. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Macro Mayhem In this lesson students to play an exciting game to help them understand how pollution impacts the biodiversity of macroinvertebrates found in a stream ecosystem. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Magnificent Macroinvertebrates In this lesson students will learn about macroinvertebrates by working in teams to design and build model organism that demonstrate adaptations needed to survive relative to conditions of the stream they will live in. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Making the Plants We Eat Students learn about why farmers/plant scientists would want to improve traits. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Marine Osteoporosis In this lesson students learn about the effects of acidic oceans on certain marine organisms and the causes of ocean acidification. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Mice and Munchies In this lesson students will explore interrelationships and adaptations between prey and predators. Students will also determine features of competition between animals in aa habitat. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Mystery of the Disappearing Pteropods: Dude Where's My Shell Students will recognize and identify patterns within the population of pteropods, analyze the patterns and create a claim about what is happening Biology, Climate Change, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Nature's FBI In this lesson students will learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers by exploring nurse logs and soil. They will learn about nature’s FBI (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates) and add these organisms to their riparian zone model. Biology Elementary (4-5)