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.

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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Nanocrystalline Solar Cell In this lesson students will construct and learn about nanocrystalline solar cells. Energy, Engineering, Renewable Energy High School (9-12)
Mystery of the Disappearing Pteropods: Dude Where's My Shell Students will recognize and identify patterns within the population of pteropods, analyze the patterns and create a claim about what is happening Biology, Climate Change, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Mission Submersible Students will design and build a working model of a launch and recovery system from a set of everyday items. Engineering, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Microbial Fuel Cell These activities will help you walk your students through two major principles involved in fuel cell creation. They will learn what a battery is and how energy can come from in living organisms. Bioenergy, Chemistry, Energy High School (9-12)