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The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices.

HTML and PDF versions of each supplement are online and accessible to all. Print versions are FREE upon request to educators in the U.S.

The NIH Curriculum Supplements

  • Are consistent with National Science Education Standards
  • Promote critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving and communication skills
  • Incorporate real scientific data to engage and challenge students
  • Are aligned to state education standards


The curriculum supplements project was a collaboration with the Institutes and Centers at NIH and
BSCS and EDC.

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NIH/NSTA Webinars

NIH and the National Science Teachers Association External Web Site Policy offer free webinars on selected NIH curriculum supplements. Check them out now at the NSTA Learning Center External Web Site Policy.

Evolution and Medicine - A New Approach for High School Biology External Web Site Policy

Using Rare Diseases to Teach Scientific Inquiry External Web Site Policy

Understanding the Brain - What Drugs Can Tell Us External Web Site Policy

Ethical Considerations, State Vaccination Policies and Challenges in Teaching Bioethics External Web Site Policy

Biomedicine, Genetic Testing, and Bioethics External Web Site Policy

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