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. NIH Curriculum Supplements was formerly managed by Office of Science Education.

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 .

STEM Resources

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education

Informal science education (ISE) is lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that takes place across a multitude of designed settings and experiences outside of the formal classroom.

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National Science Foundation

Keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology.

NSTA Learning Center
NSTA Learning Center

NIH and the National Science Teachers Association offer free webinars on selected NIH curriculum supplements.

NASA Education
NASA Education

NASA's education program strives to "inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science” by supporting education in the Nation's schools.