MSMR is a partner in the APS Archive of Teaching Resources.
Do you know about the APS Archive of Teaching Resources, a collaborative digital library?
The American Physiological Society and its partners have posted thousands of items, from curricula to K -12 projects to videos to individual images to graduate-level articles. The Archive is searchable on numerous characteristics and is free to students and teacher. Browse and check it out, here.
MSMR works with teachers to bring speakers to
class to discuss science, research, risk, and animal care in ways appropriate
to elementary school students. If you’d like to know more about
our Science Beat program, including laboratory visits,
e-mail us here.
Tell us your name, the school, town and grade, your phone number and
the best time to get in touch with you. The Science Beat
program is open to all schools in Massachusetts.
For upper-level elementary and middle school students, our Casey’s
storybook takes its characters – a classroom of students –
on a tour of a laboratory animal facility. Written by Dawn Conover of
New York NY and modeled after the Society’s Science Beat
program, the Casey’s Awakening story
openly portrays a real-life animal facility through hand-drawn illustration
and black-and-white photos. Aside from its use in classrooms across
the country, Casey’s Awakening has become
an invaluable tool for employees at MSMR member organizations and elsewhere
to introduce their children and their children’s friends to the
lifesaving work that they do. To learn more about Casey’s
Communicating Science & Medicine to Children is
a curriculum resource and speaker kit for addressing young children
about biomedical science. The package includes background information,
lesson plans and a set of cartoon slides. To learn more about this resource,
click here. To view it on-line,
courtesy of the University of Montana, click
HEADS ON! For Healthy Living is MSMR’s 90-page
guide to critical and creative thinking activities on health and science
topics. The guide’s topics are meant to accompany the People
and Animals: United for Health calendar, but it may also be
used as a stand-alone piece as a corollary to many health and science
curricula. To learn more, click here.
To download the entire HEADS ON! file using Adobe Acrobat®,
click here. And for the HEADS ON! guide to critical and creative thinking, click here.
Other materials for
elementary school teachers and students are listed in our on-line Catalog
– Outreach Programs and Educational Materials.
Most programs and materials are free in single copies to Massachusetts
To go to the Catalog, click here.