The 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH fund the development of extensive science education materials for use in K-12 classrooms. Teacher and student manuals are available for many of the resources.
Examples of resources that may be integrated into the curriculum include:
A Curriculum Supplement from the National Institute
of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
This resource describes the brain functions, regional differences,
impact of spinal damage, and how the nervous system processes
1. A Difference of Mind
2. Regional Differences
3. Inside Information
4. Outside Influence
5. Our Sense of Self
A Curriculum Supplement from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
This resource goes beyond the traditional “brushing and flossing” curriculum and
focuses on the science of the oral environment,
and major scientific concepts relating to oral health.
1. What Do Mouths Do?
2. Open Wide! What’s Inside?
3. Let’s Investigate Tooth Decay
4. What Lives Inside Your Mouth?
5. What Keeps Your Mouth Healthy?
6. What Have You Learned About the Mouth?
View more resources on the NIH website at https://www.nih.gov/research-training/science-education, or visit each NIH Institute or Center’s website at https://www.nih.gov/institutes-nih/list-nih-institutes-centers-offices.