Cell Respiration

As a medical toxicologist, students learn about cell respiration to save the life of a CIA agent that has been poisoned.

Diffusion

As a physician assistant, students must learn about diffusion to save the life of a person poisoned by chlorine gas that was released into a small town following a train crash.

Enzymes

As a veterinary technician, students learn about enzymes to help a dog that has been eating normally but is losing a lot of weight.

Evolution

Working as a CDC researcher, students investigate an outbreak of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and determine how evolution was involved by tracing the source and cause of the outbreak.

Homeostasis

In the role of a physician assistant, students help a young man, named Anthony, who has Type II diabetes and high blood pressure. Students must make a diagnosis and then must apply the principles of filtration and homeostasis to help Anthony.

Meowsis

As a geneticist in an animal hospital, students learn about genetic changes in meiosis to determine the reason why a male cat can have calico fur coloring.

Osmosis

As a veterinarian, students help a young calf, named Clark, who is having seizures. To determine the cause, the students fly into Clark's brain to learn about osmosis and apply their learning to save Clark.

Photosynthesis

As a marine biologist students learn about photosynthesis to help scientists in Australia determine why the coral in the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching.

Signup for Updates

Get email alerts when new STEM Cases launch

About STEM Cases

Students assume the role of a STEM professional trying to solve a real-world problem.

More About STEM Cases

Real-time Reporting

Each STEM Case uses real-time reporting to show live student results.

Learn About Reporting