Explore Our STEM Education Resources for the New School Year


If you’re looking for ways to engage students in science this school year, NIGMS offers a range of free resources that can help. All of our STEM materials are online and print-friendly, making them easy to use for remote teaching.

Pathways , developed in collaboration with Scholastic, is aligned with STEM and ELA education standards for grades 6 through 12. Materials include:

  • Student magazines with corresponding teaching guides
  • Related lessons with interactives
  • Videos
  • Vocabulary lists
Cover of Pathways student magazine showing a microscopy image of a fruit fly’s head with bright blue eyes and the featured questions: What is this? And what does it have to do with how you sleep? Cover of Pathways student magazine, third issue.

Available lessons examine basic science careers, regeneration, and circadian rhythms.

We also have a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) webpage that features free, easy-to-access science education projects for pre-K through grade 12. Aligned with state and national standards for STEM teaching and learning, the program provides tools such as:

  • Apps
  • Interactives
  • Online books
  • Curricula and lesson plans
  • Short movies
Cover of a picture book showing a child hugging a dog and the title, “Dachshunds Get Diabetes, Too!” A SEPA-funded resource about diabetes available in both English and Spanish. Credit: Purdue University.

Students can learn about sleep, cells, growth, microbes, a healthy lifestyle, genetics, and many other subjects.

And don’t forget about our Science Education pages, which have a wide range of additional articles, images, and videos on basic science topics and science careers. Also included is our glossary of basic science terms.

The NIGMS science education webpage.

For our education offerings at a glance, find us on Pinterest Link to external web site. Our latest Virtual Learning Resources board Link to external web site makes it easy to identify grade-appropriate STEM materials for remote learning settings, in addition to science activities and cool images for curious minds of all ages.

A collage showing a group of animated creatures, the cover of Pathways student magazine, a microscopy image of a viral infection, and an illustration of a human heart. Text reads: Virtual Learning Resources: A collection of materials for educators, students, and curious minds.

Let us know on social media how you’re using our resources with the hashtag #NIGMSVirtualLearning.