STEM Grades 6–8

STEM on OLE for grades 6–8 gives you access to relevant, hands-on activities for a variety of topics that allow students to work through the design process by creating their own solutions to real-world problems. Each project provides regular opportunities for students to practice both scientific inquiry and the engineering process to ultimately improve their critical thinking skills and their ability to think innovatively.

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Go to Eco-Friendly Dams Lab: It's All Water Under the Dam

Eco-Friendly Dams Lab: It's All Water Under the Dam

Students consider design and impact as they build a model of a dam and evaluate how a river valley is affected. They can use the results to make the dam more realistic and more eco-friendly.

Go to Eco-Friendly Dams Interactivity: Hydroelectric Power Plant

Eco-Friendly Dams Interactivity: Hydroelectric Power Plant

Do your students know how a dam can be used to generate electricity? Show them how using this digital interactivity.

Go to Eco-Friendly Dams Video: The Great Macaw Debate

Eco-Friendly Dams Video: The Great Macaw Debate

Building a dam is contentious work! Students explore the benefits and costs of constructing a dam with the Untamed Science team.

Go to Eco-Friendly Dams Interactivity: Types of Dams

Eco-Friendly Dams Interactivity: Types of Dams

Students can explore more about dams and their impact, meet a dam engineering expert, learn why dams are certain shapes, and even help decide what action to take with an old dam.