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The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day essay contest question is now available to students in grades 9-12 worldwide. Students are asked to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. The submission site is now… Read More »
Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian is a free ebook featuring biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation. From aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary Golda Ross to hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, learn how women have defied gender stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the… Read More »
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The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools has launched an online version of the Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT), a free self-assessment and planning guide that helps school districts and schools conduct a clear, complete and consistent analysis of physical education curricula. The online PECAT is aligned with the National… Read More »
Though the Smithsonian Museums are closed, the content of their exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” is available online. Take this opportunity to read and explore so as to gain some context for the current pandemic we are confronting.
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The “Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools” toolkit provides information and resources to mobilize communities to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other… Read More »
More and more classrooms are adding the Henrietta Lacks story to the curriculum. This infographic poster illustrates the historical timeline of Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cells (HeLa cell line). Research using the HeLa cell line has resulted in drugs against influenza, leukemia, herpes, Parkinson’s disease and more. The timeline can be used in the classroom by… Read More »
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