In this 7th grade STEM lesson, students use Micro:bits to design a physical computing system to support the needs of plants.
STEM Instructional Materials
In this 6th grade math lesson, groups of students use their choice of platform (Scratch, Google slides, etc) to demonstrate understanding of simple equations.
This Middle School OER Unit presents two MS NGSS Life Science topic bundles using the context of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder as an anchoring phenomenon.
This unit explores the NGSS Middle School bundle for Engineering Design (MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4) by engaging students in a Project-Based engineering task where students develop and apply their understanding of solar energy to create a solar device which can generate electricity for people who have lost power due to a natural disaster.
This unit explores Performance Expectations MS-ESS2-5 and MS-ESS2-6 to engage students in constructing an explanation through modeling and analyzing data for why so many tornados occur in the United States, and specifically ‘Tornado Alley!
This unit explores Performance Expectations MS- LS2-4, LS2-5 by having students collect local ecosystems data with a variety of computational tools: pH sensors, turbidity, oxygen levels and temperature – and to develop a presentation to communicate how and why their stream is a healthy habitat, or not!
This unit explores Performance Expectations MS- ESS3-2, ESS2-3 and ETS1-4 by engaging students in Project-Based learning to develop a community presentation that examines whether your community is ready to respond to a major tectonic event.
This unit engages students in designing solutions to transform the wind into usable energy. Students experience instruction to support Performance Expectations MS-PS2-1, PS2-2, PS3-1, PS3-5 and ETS1-4.