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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 epidemiologists. Others allow students to investigate design and engineering, and even what it's like to be an astronaut. Select any of the guides for download to jump-start a year-long investigation or to use in after-school programs.

  • Science of Speed

    Science of SpeedTeacher Guide

    Activities in this guide use the 2022 Hess Flatbed Truck with Hot Rods to explore transportation issues and the way STEM applies to the world of hot rod technology. Plus, the artistic component of hot rod design and decoration incorporates art into STEM, giving us the modified acronym STEAM.

  • Fun-damentals of Flight

    Fun-damentals of FlightTeacher Guide

    Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation have teamed to offer a unique resource for teaching STEM content to elementary and middle school students. The 2021 Hess Cargo Plane and Jet, used in combination with the free curricular guide Fun-damentals of Flight, provide a powerful STEM learning experience that engages as it teaches. Fill out the short form at the bottom of this page to download your free teacher’s guide.

  • Science Fair Planning Guide for Learners

    Science Fair Planning Guide for LearnersResources

    The Center for Educational Outreach has developed a step-by-step planning guide to assist STEM teachers and learners in planning high-quality science projects. From brainstorming potential topics and exploring testable questions to preparing a proposal and an annotated bibliography, this comprehensive guide provides a scaffolded approach that will jumpstart the process to creating award-winning science projects and posters!

  • STEM to the Rescue

    STEM to the RescueTeacher Guide

    Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation have teamed to offer a unique resource for teaching STEAM content to elementary and middle school students. The 2020 Hess Ambulance Rescue Team, used in combination with the free curricular guide STEM to the Rescue, provides a powerful STEAM learning experience that engages as it teaches. Fill out the short form at the bottom of this page to download your free teacher’s guide.

  • Towing the Load with the Hess Tow Truck Rescue Team

    Towing the Load with the Hess Tow Truck Rescue TeamTeacher Guide

    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.

  • Force, Motion, Friction and Energy

    Force, Motion, Friction and EnergyTeacher Guide

    Student teams use the 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster in a series of hands-on classroom activities that stimulate exploration of STEM concepts and engage students in a powerful STEM learning experience that is enriching and fun! (7 activities)

  • On the Road with Vehicle Performance

    On the Road with Vehicle PerformanceTeacher Guide

    Student teams use the 2018 HESS RV with ATV and Motorbike in a classroom setting to explore real-world-based STEM activities, which provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to obtain the best vehicle performance. (8 activities)

  • Operation Rescue

    Operation RescueTeacher Guide

    Student teams use STEM tools as they plan and mount a simulated mission to bring medical and other relief supplies to a country devastated by super typhoon. (9 activities)

  • Simple and Compound Machines

    Simple and Compound MachinesTeacher Guide

    Student teams use the 2017 Hess Dump Truck and Loader to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts. Hands-on activities engage students in powerful STEM learning experiences that are captivating and exciting! (8 activities)

  • 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)