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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.
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|Lesson Title||Lesson Summary||Subject||Grade Level|
|Spaghetti Quake||In this lesson student learn about earthquake magnitude by breaking different size bundles of uncooked spaghetti noodles to understand differences in magnitude.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Solar City||In this lesson students will understand how building design can accommodate solar panels, and how building design can be used to take advantage of passive solar energy.||Renewable Energy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Slip, Sliding Away||In this lesson, students learn about glacial flow and slip/sliding away part of the cryosphere.||Climate Change||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Should Rey Mystery Drink Gatorade?||Students in this lesson will define vocabulary, read about ingredients, discuss the importance of each ingredient and its effect on the body, and approximate how much of each as they formulate their own drink.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Shocking Solar||In this lesson students will learn how photovoltaic panels work, and to how optimize solar panel efficiency. Students will also learn how to work with series and parallel circuits.||Bioenergy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Seismograph Build||In this lesson students learn about seismology by using a sample seismograph constructed out of common classroom materials.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|See No Evil, Speak No Evil||Students in this lesson will participate in an activity to build communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills.||Team Building||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Secret Life of Plankton||Students learn about the diversity of plankton and are then challenged to design a planktonic organism.||Engineering, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Scribbler Machine||Students will design and build a simple machine to accomplish a task.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8)|
|Schoolyard Quadrats||In this lesson students learn how to measure population density in quadrats by sampling plant species.||Biology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|