• Humpty Dumpty: Stay on the Wall!
    Preschool and Kindergarten Unit In this unit, students will conduct scientific investigations and use the engineering design process to solve a problem related to the nursery rhyme: "Humpty Dumpty". The scientific investigations will engage students in understanding weather patterns, recognizing signs of impending weather, sorting and describing materials, and building strong structures. The students will form generalizations using their prior knowledge about weather. Students will create and...

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    STEM ed Quality Framework - The purpose of the quality framework is to support on-going communication between and among STEM stakeholders by creating a common framework for conceptualizing, and a common language for communicating about STEM teaching and learning. In this capacity it can support educational leaders in making informed decisions about the allocation of resources, especially with regard to the planning and delivery of professional development. Finally, at the micro-level, the fram...
  • Do you know of excellence in STEM Education occurring within your Ohio educational community?  Consider nominating educators and associated community advocates...

    • Air Force Research Lab
    • Vectren
    • SRC
    • SAIC
    • NDEP
    • MLPC
    • Cornerstone Research Group
    • Dayton Defense
    • Riverside Research
    • AGI
    • Beavercreek Rotary Club

    Special Thanks to these entities for their financial and in-kind support. If you are interested in supporting Dayton Regional STEM Center efforts please contact the Coordinator at Sandi.Preiss@mcesc.org.


    A Teacher Institute for Professional Practice in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Imagine a dramatically new approach to teaching and learning characterized by challenging, problem-based learning experiences that tear down compartmentalized disciplines and curriculums, and engage students in scientific inquiry and the engineering design process. Imagine a learning environment rich in opportunities for discovery that not only build scientific and engineering expertise but also foster teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking and creativity. Now imagine that these environments and experiences are available to every student, in every school, in every community....