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November 8, 2021
Fun-damentals of Flight

Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation have teamed to offer a  unique resource for teaching STEAM content to elementary and middle  school students. The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet, used in  combination with the free curricular guide, Fun-damentals of Flight, provide a powerful STEM learning experience that engages as it  teaches. Fill out the short form at the bottom of this page to download  your free teacher’s guide.

October 18, 2021
STEM to the Rescue

Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation have teamed to offer a unique resource for teaching STEAM content to elementary and middle school students. The 2020 Hess Ambulance Rescue Team, used in combination with the free curricular guide, STEM to the Rescue, provide a powerful STEAM learning experience that engages as it teaches. Fill out the short form at the bottom of this page to download your free teacher’s guide.

July 26, 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic

The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 created the unprecedented need for education about viruses, infectious diseases, disease prevention and public health in general. The COVID HACKS (Healthy Actions, Community Knowledge and Science) project offers lessons and other teaching resources to address these needs.

July 26, 2021
Memory and Learning

Students discover how their brains store and retrieve information, and subsequently, how to be more effective learners. (7 activities)

July 26, 2021
K-3 STEM Foundations: Life Science

The K–3 STEM Foundations project is developing NGSS-aligned curriculum units for students in grades K–3 that connect science concepts and guided inquiry activities to reading/language arts, as well as health and wellness. 

July 26, 2021
Think Like an Engineer

Students follow an engineer's approach as as they identify problems, brainstorm solutions, design, plan, build, test, refine and produce a product or solution. (8 activities)

April 6, 2021
COVID 19 Safety, We All Play a Part

Learn healthy tips to protect against COVID-19 infection from students at the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston Independent School District (HISD).

February 19, 2021
Planning for Healthy Schools: A Guide to Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Planning for Healthy Schools provides an overview of health guidelines and strategies to maintain healthy buildings and protect people. It also contains decision-making tools about when to stay home, what to do if someone is ill or tests positive for COVID-19 and provides links to resources.

January 4, 2021
Sleep and Daily Rhythms

Students explore the day/night cycle and seasonal cycles on Earth; create and use sundials; and investigate circadian rhythms, sleep patterns and factors affecting the quality of sleep. (8 activities)

September 9, 2020
Invisible Threats

How can we protect ourselves and animals from infectious diseases? Students explore the U.S. polio epidemic, investigate different diseases and vaccinations used to fight them, the concept of herd immunity, EEHV that can kill baby Asian elephants, and the link between climate change and disease. (8 activities)