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Observing the World Around You
Ever heard the saying "Stop and smell the roses?" Well when it comes to our environmental stewardship all of us need to take the time to learn the art...
The environmental quality of a school can have affects on both student health and academic achievement. In the Environmental Quality Investigation, yo...
Sensor Station How To Guide
Detailed descriptions on how to use the Sensor Station lab equipment including start up checklists, resource guides and information on each of the sen...
Sensor Station Shut Down Procedures
Please help get the lab ready for the next user. Follow these steps to ensure safe and efficient preparation to exit the Sensor Station.
Arduino Sensor Project
Can your circuit detect movement to run a motor? Yes! Use a Flex Sensor! The flex sensor uses carbon on a strip of plastic to act like a variable resi...
Reducing energy use saves natural resources and can save your school money. The Energy Investigation will help you find out what uses the most energy ...
Waste and Recycling Investigation
Managing our waste is a challenge that people have dealt with since the beginning of time. A more informed citizenry both has the potential to come up...
Sensor Station Workforce Skills Information
A detailed look at the workforce skills correlations found in the STEM Connections Lab's Sensor Station
The Art of Observation
Sensors, whether analog or digital, provide feedback to the Arduino microcontroller. It allows the machine to make decisions while interacting wi...
Build a Turbine
Build a scale model wind turbine that actually produces power you can measure!
Saving Energy at Home
Make an impact and start saving energy today!
School Site Investigation
In addition to the school building, the school site can provide many benefits to you, the local community, and wildlife. These sites provide a place f...
Benefits of Public Power
Nebraska is unique in that it is the only state that is 100% public power. Explore the difference between public power utilities and investor owned ut...
Sensor Station Real Life Application
Check out how environmentalist observe the world around them helping all of us make informed decisions.
Data Mining - Making Graphs
Explore more of the Arduino sensors see what cool observations you can make! You’ll be able to sense acceleration, distance, vibration...
Increasing Energy Efficiency
Individual and collective actions can affect water usage. In the Water Investigation, you will collect data on water use at your school and on the sch...
Sensor Station 2-Minute Drill
Before beginning work on any job, utility workers focus on safety. This 2-minute drill helps you focus on safety in the STEM Connections Lab Sensor St...
Sensor Station Project Links
The following projects are perfect projects to utilize the resources and materials of the STEM Connection Lab Sensor Station
Green Schools Energy Investigation
How much energy does your school use? In this activity, you will do an energy audit at your school.
How much electricity does a toaster use? How about a T.V. or a cell phone charger? Investigation how much electricity an item uses, whether it's on or...
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