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Tools for the Classroom, featured activites from BioEd Online News

May 28, 2020
Engineering in a Pandemic

Baylor College of Medicine’s (BCM) COVID 19 Challenges enabled students to do fun STEM activities with materials readily available at home.


March 31, 2020
The Index Elephant

In this storybook, young students track a mysterious illness that is killing baby elephants. They learn how doctors and scientists identified the pathogen, found a treatment and are working to make a vaccine.

February 25, 2020
Towing the Load with the Hess Tow Truck Rescue Team

Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation have teamed to offer a unique resource for teaching STEM content to young students. The 2019 HESS TowTruck Rescue Team, used in combination with the free curricular guide, Towing the Load with the 2019 Hess TowTruck Rescue Team, provide a powerful STEM learning experience that engages as it teaches.

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?

April 1, 2019

BioEd Online’s library contains student storybooks, magazines, supplemental teaching aids and materials, and other items integrated with lessons found on this website.

April 1, 2019

Students investigate food sources, food webs and food chains, healthy eating and food groups, food safety and overall nutrition. (11 activities)