Online Tools & Resources

Through local innovation, schools across the state have created practices in STEM education that are worthy of being shared with others. The Network has placed a high priority on sharing education strategies and practices and has developed an online method of delivering these tools and resources to others across the state. The TSIN “Tools and Resources” page provides free, open access to STEM related curriculum, lesson plans, videos, activities, strategies, and more.

STEM I – Walkway Design Challenge (from L&N STEM Academy)

The Objective – Design an architecturally relevant railway style bridge that will serve as a walkway from the L&N building to the Depot. The bridge must fit into the overall aesthetics of the L&N site and meet all technical requirements as established by the senior partners.

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Applications for Student Tablets

Below are some non-mandatory apps that students at the L&N STEM Academy find useful as a supplement to resources provided by the school.

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Technology Resources from STEM School Chattanooga

Resources for parents, students, library resources, and useful apps.

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Roller Coaster Proposal Activity with Sample

The board of directors at Lake Winnepesaukah recently drafted new goals for the future of their amusement park.  Having long been a local attraction, the coming years will see the strategy shift to attracting business from a larger region of customers.  In order to do this, a new rollercoaster must be developed that exceeds the […]

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Project and Problem Based Learning with STEM School Chattanooga

PBL is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges, simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills while working in small collaborative groups. Because PBL is filled with active and engaged learning, it inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they are studying. Strong related arts programs and advanced technological resources will foster creativity and innovative critical thinking skills as they address the project challenges presented in school curriculum.

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Newton’s Second Law of Motion

The purpose of this investigation is to validate Newton’s Second Law of Motion. In Part A a lab cart will be accelerated by various net forces while keeping mass constant. In Part B the lab cart will be accelerated by a constant net force while its mass is varied. The goal is to determine the relation between acceleration and force and the relation between acceleration and mass.

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NBA Math Stastics Challenge

The students are statisticians for a new NBA tea coming to Chattanooga and must analyze the data for 15 potential players for the team. Covers standards relating to averages, means, ratios, rounding, graphing, statistical analysis. Data set for prospective players is included in the document.

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Learn more about 1:1 technology with STEM School Chattanooga

STEM School Chattanooga has a 1-to-1 structure, which is where there is one personal computer or computing device for every student. At STEM School Chattanooga, every student has an iPad that the student uses 24/7. This provides each student with individual access to the Internet, content applications, educational apps and programs, social media, and other information sources or applications.

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Grading for Learning from STEM School Chattanooga

Grading at STEM School Chattanooga follows a standards-based grading approach. What that means is that all grades for a student are tied directly to a specific standard required for learning by the state of Tennessee. For our school, we use the terminology learning targets for each of these specific standards. Learning targets are standards written in student friendly language that signify what a student should learn.

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Exploring Solid Shapes with Polydrons

Lesson plan for small kindergarten math groups.

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