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Microscope Imaging Station External Web Site Policy

Explore a tiny universe. The Microscope Imaging Station at the Exploratorium in San Francisco lets visitors take control of powerful microscopes. Take an up-close look at stem cells, sea urchins, and immune cells bent on destruction. The station is funded in part by an NIH Science Education Partnership Award.

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Office of Science Education

Free resources for science teachers. NIH’s Office of Science Education coordinates science education activities at NIH and helps to develop programs that serve elementary, secondary, and college students and teachers, as well as the public.

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NIGMS Science Education Resources

Free science education publications, fact sheets, articles, classroom posters and more are available online for students and teachers. Topics include cell biology, genetics, chemistry, structural biology, computational biology and pharmacology. These engaging and informative materials are produced by NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

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Environmental Health Science Education

Teachers: Get easy access to an array of classroom activities and curricula. Students: Discover the links between human health and the environment. Scientists: Need to give a presentation to your child's class? Get some ideas and reliable materials from NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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NIDA Goes Back to School

Find free materials geared to K-12 students, plus parents and teachers. Teachers can access colorful curriculum materials, as well as fun and educational games, quizzes, and other activities from NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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Health & Education

This website includes health and educational resources for students, parents, and teachers. From NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

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Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

From science museums to K-12 classrooms, NIH’s SEPA Program supports exciting and innovative educational programs that boost understanding of health and science research among students and the general public. SEPA projects are created through partnerships among researchers, educators, and community groups.

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Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award (SEDAPA)

NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse funds innovative science education projects to teach varied audiences about neuroscience and the biology of drug abuse. Projects include interactive web games and materials to enhance middle school curricula. SEDAPA projects reflect partnerships between educators, researchers, and community groups.

From the NIH Director

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., offers a message to high school graduates.

This video was requested by a motivated graduating senior at a high school in Ontario, but it speaks to students everywhere. May 19, 2011.

This page last reviewed on August 22, 2012

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