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March 24, 2022
Microbes

Students explore microbes that impact our health (e.g., bacteria, fungi, protists, and viruses) and learn that microbes play key roles in the lives of humans, sometimes causing disease. (12 activities)

March 23, 2022
K-3 STEM Foundations: Life Science

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

March 22, 2022
Explorations: Global Atmospheric Change

Students learn about Earth's atmosphere and the greenhouse effect, identify where children live based on their clothing, make a sundial, and model Earth's atmosphere.

March 22, 2022
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.

March 7, 2022
Safe Food Preparation

Students learn about safe food preparation by making fruit ice cream in class.

March 3, 2022
Fun-damentals of Flight

Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation have teamed to offer a unique resource for teaching STEM 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.

March 1, 2022
Think Like an Engineer

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

March 1, 2022
Memory and Learning

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

March 1, 2022
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, provides 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.

March 1, 2022
Invisible Threats

How can we protect ourselves and animals from infectious diseases? Students explore the U.S. polio epidemic, 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)