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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Speakers In this lesson students learn about electromagnetic fields, magnets and coils of wire to design their very own speakers. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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)