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Biomedical Beat Educator’s Corner

With this free resource, educators can build on existing NIH STEM content through the integration of supplemental material in Biomedical Beat blog posts. The Educator’s Corner is intended to give teachers additional tools to use in lesson plans.

Grades: Middle and high school
Produced by: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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Biomedical Engineering Adapted for Middle Schoolers (BEAMS) Lesson Plans

These lesson plans for middle school provide students with hands-on activities that focus on biomedical engineering approaches to address health care problems. Lesson topics include nanoparticles for drug delivery, DNA and gene editing, surgical robots, and biomaterials.

Grades: 6-8
Produced by: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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Digital Shareables on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Educators and others can use these resources to raise awareness about the importance of child and adolescent mental health. They include social media graphics/messages, videos, and educational materials.

Grades: Elementary through high school
Produced by: National Institute of Mental Health

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Federal Partner Resources

​In addition to NIH, many federal agencies provide STEM education resources. Check out the offerings our federal partners, such as NASA, NOAA, the Smithsonian Institute, and more.

Grades: Elementary through high school
Produced by: U.S. Federal Government

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Kahoot! Quizzes

These quizzes engage students in fun and interactive competition as they learn about various science-related subjects. Topics include circadian rhythms, superbugs, and the science of drug addiction. (Note: To access the quizzes, create a free account and log in. Then go directly to the NIH Kahoot! content.)

Grades: Elementary through high school
Produced by: National Institutes of Health

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NIGMS Science Education Resources

In addition to our curriculum materials, NIGMS has a variety of science education resources, including an image and video gallery with free-to-use scientific photos, illustrations, and videos along with corresponding descriptions; a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for terms commonly used in basic biomedical research; a protein alphabet where students can write their names using protein alphabet letters; printable coloring pages about research organisms; and much more.

Grades: Elementary through high school
Produced by: National Institute of General Medical Sciences