Dayton Regional STEM Center
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Grade: 11

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Achoo! Save the World from the Next Flu Pandemic

Achoo! Save the World from the Next Flu Pandemic The influenza virus is a deadly human pathogen. It undergoes rapid genetic mutations during its life cycle and as a result, renders annual immunizations necessary. This unit will introduce students to the genetics of the influenza virus and other relevant knowledge, such as vaccine development and…
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H2 Oh No! A City Pb Astray

H2 Oh No! A City Pb Astray Using Flint’s water emergency as the back story, student teams will design, build, test, and evaluate a two-stage filter to remove lead from contaminated water. The 1st stage precipitates out the lead; the 2nd stage removes the precipitate from the water. Understanding and applying chemistry principles of molecular…
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“Excel”ing After The Apocalypse

“Excel”ing After The Apocalypse Congratulations! You are one of the chosen few! The challenge: keep surviving! You are being sent to one of the government-designed pods. Everyone in the biosphere has been thoroughly screened and their job assigned. You have been assigned to the civil engineering team and must determine how the land will be…
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The Body Guardian

The Body Guardian In this unit, students will investigate the effects of an impact force on the human body system, and design a method of protection from harmful contact. Students will apply knowledge of human tissues and genetic disorders, impact forces, and materials analysis to design a protective gear system that can withstand the effects…
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Droppin’ the Beat

Droppin’ the Beat In this unit, students explore the ways to dampen, mask, or stop a sound wave from propagating into a system (or material) and the surrounding environment. Students research and explore how sound waves are propagated and transmitted through various media. In the engineering design challenge, students will use their acquired knowledge to…
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Concussions are a headache

Concussions are a Headache Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are a crucial, yet little-understood part of our everyday lives. MEMS are very small devices that can be found in printers, airbags, smartphones, game controllers, TVs, and many other types of household items. This STEM unit will introduce students to the world of MEMS through a very…
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Modeling and Simulation High School Introductory Course

This high school semester elective course is meant to serve as an introduction to the Modeling and Simulation. Professionals in this highly technical career field are in high demand. The course has been designed as a student-led experience. There are software and hardware requirements as outlined in the pdf file. Additionally, implementation feedback is that…
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Using Nanoparticles to Deliver Targeted Chemotherapy Drugs

Cancer is a part of our daily lives. The treatment for most cancer patients is usually achieved through aggressive chemotherapy.  Unfortunately this treatment has major side effects as it destroys not only the cancer cells but also the non-cancerous cells around it. Is there a method of treating cancer using nanotechnology to help target just…
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Bending Light to Communicate

Lasers can be used for many purposes such as targeting and communication. Light is refracted (“bent”) as it travels from one medium to another.  This can be demonstrated by a straw appearing to be “bent” when placed into a glass of water. Throughout this inquiry STEM lesson, student will have students investigate and apply lasers,…
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Moving On Up

Teams of students will design and build a model for a transportation system in the Virunga Mountains. Student learning will focus on science (physics of simple machines), math (statistics and modeling), language arts (technical writing) and history (African people and mountain ranges) to solve this problem.