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Focus on STEM

Focus on STEM

© Cathy Yeulet.

STEM activities are fun and educational. Two programs from the Center for Educational Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Science Foundation enable students to become disease detectives or budding engineers. Download the draft teacher guides to jump-start a year-long program.

  • Operation Rescue

    Operation RescueTeacher Guide

    Student teams plan and mount a simulated aid mission to provide supplies and prevent a possible disease outbreak in an area devastated by typhoon. (9 activities)

    Grades: 6-8 9-12
  • Super STEM Sleuths: 1

    Super STEM Sleuths: 1Teacher Guide

    Students investigate infectious diseases and the immune system, and serve as epidemiologists as they trace the route of the Cholera epidemic in London. (13 activities)

    Grades: 3-5 6-8
  • Super STEM Sleuths: 2

    Super STEM Sleuths: 2Teacher Guide

    Students study microscopic organisms and discover the links between different microbes and diseases. (10 activities)

    Grades: 3-5 6-8
  • Think Like an Astronaut

    Think Like an AstronautTeacher Guide

    Students are introduced to the challenges of space travel with lessons covering the Earth, solar system, microgravity and life in space. (7 activities)

    Grades: 3-5 6-8
  • Think Like an Engineer

    Think Like an EngineerTeacher Guide

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

    Grades: 3-5 6-8
  • Think Like a Microbiologist

    Think Like a MicrobiologistTeacher Guide

    Students investigate microorganisms and the world of epidemiology. (10 activities)

    Grades: 3-5 6-8