Dayton Regional STEM Center
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200 S. Keowee St. Dayton, OH 45402

Content Area: Informational Text

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Sunshades and Shadows

Students participate in hands-on inquiry-based centers and guided activities to increase knowledge of shadows and light. ┬áStudents explore and manipulate light, using a light source to simulate the sun at various times of day and observe shadows, create and measure shadows, and test how various types of media block light. Students explore the shadows created…
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Mars Rover: Can You Hear Me? Can You See Me?

As we proceed into the future, space exploration is becoming an essential part of our own growth as humans. Space exploration requires innovative, creative, adaptable people to develop the technology necessary for these grand endeavors into new environments. Specifically, the first settlers on Mars will have to use technology developed on Earth in order to…
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Pirate Ship Race

Teams of student engineers are challenged to design, build and test a prototype pirate ship design. ┬áThe prototype ship is tested for its ability to float and to sail around obstacles in a baby pool while carrying a load consisting of a crew, food, and a retrieved hidden treasure. Students use force diagrams to communicate…
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Protecting Precious Cargo

In most car accidents, the bumper is the first point of impact and defense. The better the bumper is designed, the less possibility for damage and injury. Impact barriers, such as the barrels you see at a highway exit or the barriers separating oncoming traffic, are also important for limiting vehicle damage or human injuries.…
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