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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
Home, Home in a Stream In this lesson students will create stream ecosystems that focus on the differences between riffle, run, and pool ecosystems, while hypothesizing which macro invertebrate they would expect to find in each stream environment. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Human Population Density Students in this lesson learn about population density, specifically in humans, and determine the population density in 5-8 state in the United States. Biology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Hungry, Hungry Macros In this lesson students learn about the feeding strategies of macroinvertebrates by conducting an experiment using two functional groups (shredders and grazers). Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Hydraulics with Syringes In this lesson, students will brainstorm and build a functional mechanical arm that uses hydraulic systems to perform different tasks. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
I'm in Danger In this lesson students play a role-playing game to illustrate the wide ranging effects of listing a species under the federal Endangered Species Act. Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering Elementary (4-5)
Icebreakers An interactive activity for students to get to know each other. Team Building Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
In the Belly of a Whale Students work in groups to simulate the feeding methods of the humpback, right, and gray whales. Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) In this lesson plan, students learn about industrial and manufacturing engineering (IME). Students will revise and create IME lessons and learn about lean manufacturing processes. Engineering High School (9-12)
Insect Tea Party Students in this lesson will about organism traits, behavior, and habitats through one-on-one conversations with fellow students. Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Introduction to a Riparian Zone In this lesson students will be introduced to the functions of a riparian zone ecosystem. Students will brainstorm ideas for creating a riparian zone model that they will build upon throughout the unit. Biology Elementary (4-5)