South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership

The SMSP STEM Leadership Team is comprised of K-12 educators from 15 districts in the Salem-to-Portland-Metro region.
27 members | 41 affiliated resources

All Resources in South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership

Using the Scrum Framework

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In this unit of study, students will learn about and experience the fundamentals of using the Scrum framework for product development. This unit was applied to a VEX robotics team. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study.

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Student Guide, Unit of Study

Author: Greg Smith

Nanotechnology

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Students will investigate the properties of matter too small to see, as well as how it behaves when present in different quantities. Students will design a procedure to measure the thickness of a thin film of oil on the surface of water.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Dr. Luann Lee

Nanotechnology: Mystery Mixtures

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In this unit of study, students will research topics in nanotechnology and attempt to identify a mystery mixture of different powders using a scanning-electron microscope. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plan, Reading, Unit of Study

Author: Larry Zurcher

From Cells To Organisms

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Students will construct a model of a cell in order to identify organelles and their function as they build an understanding of the increasing complexity of tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Author: David Jellis

Adaptations Through Natural Selection

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Students will plan and design an imaginary organism that lives in the Temperate Deciduous Forest, Tropical Rainforest, or Desert. Students will then identify three adaptations of this animal, and determine how the adaptations of that animal may respond to a change in the ecosystem.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Dan Leighton