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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
Ocean Acidification: pH and The Ocean's Balance Students in this lesson will learn to about ocean acidification through the pH scale, and how a small shift in the pH scale represents a much larger shift in the chemical balance. Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Ocean Currents, Zooplankton & HAB's In this lesson, students will use generalized data loosely based on an actual study of harmful algal bloom (HAB) events off the Oregon coast to understand how interpreting patterns from data over many years can help us better understand ocean issues. Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Ocean Engineering Challenge - Helping Hands at the Bottom of the Sea In this lesson, students will design, build, and test a "Helping Hand" for a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Engineering, Marine, Physics Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Ocean Engineering Challenge - Save the Soup In this lesson, students will design, build, and test a "life jacket" or personal flotation device. Engineering, Marine, Physics Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Oil Spill Clean-up In this lesson students will review BP oil spill and learn about current ways we are cleaning it up. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Optimization Methods In this lesson students learn about optimization to find the most efficient path to travel to understand optimization and cost reduction. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Oregon Seagrass Beds In this lesson students learn about surveying seagrass beds in localities along Oregon’s coast. Biology, Ecology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Oregon Volcanoes In this lesson students will learn how to read topographic hazards maps and explore how Mt. Hood volcanic hazards will affect the surrounding region. Geology Elementary (4-5)
Our Changing Oceans Students in the lesson learn about our changing oceans, the global carbon cycle, and microorganism’s role in the rise of atmospheric oxygen. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Out of Sight Out of Mind In this lesson students will get to bury their newly made utensils and other utensils to compare the degradability of each product. Bioenergy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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