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

Grade: 11

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Let’s Heat Things Up

This activity will explore heat transfer and temperature conversion.  Students will conduct Internet based inquiries on conduction, convection, and radiation to understand a thermal sensor lab.  Use of the data collected from this lab will be implemented in the investigation, design, and testing of solar cooker.  Through a provided scenario students employ their knowledge to…
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Dyes that Bind

In this unit, students will investigate different types of solvents and their effects upon ink and dye solubility in order to create designs for a student artifact.  They will explore basic chemistry principles and mathematics to design and create a t-shirt, book mark, class quilt, or other artifact that will inspire nonviolence in their community.…
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Warm Home Solar Style

Students will investigate and explore the use of solar energy as a means to heat a home.  In order to understand how solar energy can be harnessed, students will define solar energy, explore photovoltaic cells, and investigate passive solar energy.  After gaining understanding about the concepts of solar energy, students will build a solar-heated model…
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Madness in March

March Madness is an exciting time of year when the best college basketball teams square off for a final tournament. Many students are enthralled by the games and become energized by basketball.  This lesson begins by having student view a short video clip, “One Shining Moment” from the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Students will then…
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Electric Motors

In electric vehicles, electric motors take the place of gasoline engines as a means of propulsion.  Electric motors can be used both for propulsion and for braking.  When you put electrical energy into an electric motor it converts the electrical energy into mechanical energy and can be used to propel a vehicle.  When you want…
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