SciREN is a non-profit organization that connects educators with researchers. Our focus is in helping researchers develop lesson plans that incorporate their own cutting-edge research and target Next Generation Science Standards. This website serves as the lesson plan repository for SciREN San Diego.
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|Title||Author||Grade||Domain||PE Code||Additional PE Codes|
|Do you speak whale?||Regina. A Guazzo||K-5||Life Sciences||3-LS2-1||4-PS4-1|
|Rubber ducks demonstrate ocean circulation||Emily Kunselman||K-5||Physical Sciences||3-PS2-1|
|The life of an oyster||Emily Kunselman||K-5||Physical Sciences||3-PS2-1||4-LS1-1|
|Structure and function of the human brain||Ece Bayram||K-5||Life Sciences||4-LS1-1|
|Gene knockouts - how does an alien build a car?||Anne Schulberg||6-8||Life Sciences||MS-LS1-6|
|Under pressure - Building a coral reef under climate change and human impacts||Travis Courtney||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS2-2||HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7|
|Shifting seascapes and the effect of climate change on marine ecosystems||Chase James||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS2-6|
|Disturbance in ecosystems - Choose your own adventure||Brianne Palmer||6-8||Life Sciences||MS-LS2-5|
|Vision and critical periods||Laura Sancho Fernandez||6-8||Life Sciences||MS-LS1-8|
|Learning cell biology basics using a virtual microscope||Sarah Wolfe||6-8||Life Sciences||MS-LS1-1|
|The good side of viruses in brain research||Janki Patel||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS1-1|
|How animals interact with one another in a coral reef||Sarah McTague||K-5||Life Sciences||5-LS2-1|
|Computer vision - teaching computers to see||Zachary Burns||9-12||Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science||HS-ETS1-1||HS-ETS1-2, HS-ETS1-3, HS-ETS1-4|
|Commensal vs pathogenic bacteria in the gut microbiome||Dalaena Rivera||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS2-6|
|Observing global evidence for climate change||Michael Rieger||9-12||Earth and Space Sciences||HS-ESS3-6|
|DNA through the looking glass||David Horning||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS1-1||HS-LS3-3|
|Why cells divide||Ekaterina Gracheva||6-8||Life Sciences||MS-LS1-1||MS-LS1-5|
|Mad cows and mysterious brain tangles - what happens when protein folding goes wrong||Lannah Abasi||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS1-1|
|Hacking virus spread - modeling COVID spread with mathematical SIR model||Jennifer Havens||6-8||Life Sciences||MS-LS1-1||MS-PS3-2|
|Hacking virus spread - modeling COVID spread with mathematical SIR model||Jennifer Havens||9-12||Life Sciences||HS-LS2-1||HS-LS2-2, HS-PS3-1|