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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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Tsunamis In this lesson students learn about Tsunami Hazard Mitigation and Engineering. Students will learn about the stages of tsunamis, and the engineering process. Geology Elementary (4-5)
Understanding Batteries and Capacitors In this lesson students begin to develop an understanding of how batteries and capacitors work by acting out the components of electrical circuits with a disposable battery, a rechargeable battery, and a capacitor. Energy, Engineering, Physics Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Understanding Ocean Acidification Students in this lesson will learn about the pH scale, the carbon cycle, using scientific notation, and reading chemical equations. Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Visualizing Ocean Data - Jane the Glider in this lesson, students will access and visualize data collected by Oregon State University's Glider Jane. Climate Change, Marine, Math Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Voices from the Deep Students analyze popular and classical songs to understand how people use music to communicate. Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Volcanoes In this lesson students learn about volcanoes, and how to describe them. Geology Elementary (4-5)
Volcanoes: The Ring of Fire in the Pacific Northwest Students will learn about the geological processes that create volcanoes, about specific volcanoes within the Ring of Fire, and about how volcanoes are studied and why. Geology, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Wave Power and Generators In this lesson, students will learn about wave energy devices. Identify which devices are best suited for which ocean space, and identify ways that change in device design and impact efficiency. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Whale Jenga In this lesson on ocean acidification, Whale Jenga, students learn about how changes in the food web might impact the ocean ecosystem. Biology, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Why Genetically Modify Students learn about 3 different types of genetically modified products to understand that each GMO is different from others. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)