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November 23, 2020
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.

November 12, 2020
Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Use this short slide presentation to provide students and staff with strategies to reduce risks from COVID-19 during holiday gatherings.

November 10, 2020
Planning for Healthy Schools: A Guide to Reopening and Safe Operations

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.

October 22, 2020
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.

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)

July 15, 2019
Legacy of Lost Canyon

Adolescent friends investigate ancient cave ruins, and learn how and why drugs were used to create cave art.

July 15, 2019
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)

June 25, 2019
Train Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Learned Behaviors

How do we learn new skills? Are there different types of memories? Students investigate behaviors that occur without conscious thought, as well as skills that can be acquired or improved. (11 activities)

June 25, 2019
Food and Fitness

Students examine their individual energy and nutritional needs, learn about calories and true portion sizes, and use what they've learned to create special dietary needs menus. (7 activities)

June 3, 2019
Danger at Rocky River: A Memorable Misadventure

NeuroExplorer Max reveals that his grandfather has Alzheimer’s disease. When the club members arrive to visit, they learn Rocky River is rising—and Max’s grandfather is missing. Will they find Max’s Grandpa in time?