NIGMS Launches STEM Teaching Resource
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has launched the Educator’s Corner, a new, free resource for science educators.
The Educator’s Corner, https://biobeat.nigms.nih.gov/educators-corner/, is a collection of carefully curated Biomedical Beat blog posts designed to align with existing NIGMS science education resources, such as Pathways, for middle and high school students. Pathways is a collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc., that provides a collection of free educational resources about basic biomedical science and research careers.
The blog is geared toward the general public and highlights basic biomedical concepts and NIGMS-funded research and scientists. The new collection offers educators additional tools and ideas to enhance lesson plans, building upon existing science education material that’s already available at no cost.
In Corner, readers will find blog posts organized by the NIGMS science education resource they align with. Each entry includes a suggested activity for use in classrooms, home schools and other appropriate settings. Student exercises range from pair-and-shares to simple demonstrations, freewrites and more.
As new blog posts are published that feature topics aligned with existing NIGMS teaching resources, they will be added to the Corner and snapshots of their educational connection will appear at the bottom of each post. You can subscribe or update content preferences to receive emails when new posts are added to the collection.