Science Icons drawn on chalk board

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
Nanocrystalline Solar Cell In this lesson students will construct and learn about nanocrystalline solar cells. Energy, Engineering, Renewable Energy High School (9-12)
Nature of Science This lesson includes multiple small activities focused on teaching students specific ideas about the nature of science. Bioenergy 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)
Nature's Notebook In this lesson students will conduct a field investigation on the Douglas fir and apply the scientific process. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Net Force Students in this lesson will practice planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and using mathematical and computational thinking. Engineering, Math, Physics High School (9-12)
Nitrogen Cycle Game Students in this lesson will learn about the nitrogen cycle by participating in the nitrogen cycle game. Biology, Climate Change High School (9-12)
Ocean Acidification This lesson emphasizes balance between natural geologic processes and human activities affecting ocean seawater acidity, as measured by pH. Further discussing, how human activities are altering these processes to cause a rapid decline in ocean pH. Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine High School (9-12)
Ocean Acidification Car In this lesson students find out how the burning of fossil fuels in automobiles can introduce CO2 to seawater causing acidification. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Ocean Acidification: Building Blocks of the Sea Students in this lesson will learn about the importance of how human activities influence the chemistry and thus the health of the ocean ecosystems and organisms. Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Ocean Acidification: Impacts of Carbonated Seawater on Mussel and Oyster Shells Students in this lesson will focus on understanding the impacts of acidified seawater on mussels and oyster shells. Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)