The Oregon Coast STEM Hub connects educators with a variety of STEM-related lesson plans and resources that are available online. Do you know of a resource that should be on this list? Contribute to this list.
HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Film and Curriculum
Great for: middle and high school educators
Watch as Robert Redford’s son James Redford explores the factors driving the transition to clean energy in his feature documentary HAPPENING. To further engage students, the Redford Center created TEACHING HAPPENING, an interdisciplinary, modular curriculum developed to work alongside HAPPENING. Free to teachers, the classroom version of the film runs 50 minutes and the curriculum supports MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Watch a short trailer * Access free streaminng link and curriculum
OCEP Coastal Education Program - Module Three
Great for: upper elementary, middle school, and high school educators
The Oregon Coast Education Program provides coastal education modules with resources that help Oregon teachers provide meaningful watershed and coastal experiences for their students. Module Three is focused on Climate Change. The OCEP modules are housed on the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators website.
Oregon King Tides Photo Initiative
Grades - 4 to adult
Great for: Educators planning coastal field experiences
Participate in this citizen science initiative by taking and sharing photos of the coastline during a King Tide event. Images are used to document sea level rise over time and to inform coastal resilience planning.
The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change (book)
Grades - High school
Great for: high school Earth science and environmental science teachers
This book from the Paleontological Research Institution includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Download the PDF for free.
Since 2014, sightings of unusually high densities of pink, gelatinous, tube-like sea life have been reported off the Oregon coast, washing up on beaches and clogging fishing gear. Marine scientists are trying to understand the reasons for their sudden appearance. Could climate change be responsible? Oregon Coast STEM Hub partners created this lesson for high school students.
Teachers need to help students examine claims that seem to be based on science but often are not. In conjunction with WGBH’s NOVA, Andy Zucker and Penny Noyce created a one-week unit for grades 6-12 called “Resisting Scientific Misinformation." The free classroom-tested materials consist of a Teacher Guide and four short videos. Read an article about the curriculum