STEM Lessons

Public Health Academy Stem Lessons

The CDC Museum Public Health Academy STEM Lessons aim to educate students about public health issues through the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The STEM Lessons offer inquiry-based, hands-on activities that allow students to work in teams or independently.

Audience

The STEM Lessons are designed to be used by different audiences including educators and students.

The CDC Museum offers the full lesson, along with supplementary materials (i.e., slide set for the educator, instruction sheet for the students, and a data collection sheet for the student). The slide sets are in the public domain and may be downloaded and customized as needed by the user for informational or educational purposes.

In-person educators: The STEM Lessons are ideal for middle and high school students. It is suggested the educator use the slide set to introduce the lesson to students and to guide the students through the activities. If students will be working in the classroom in groups, print one student instruction sheet per group and one student data collection sheet per student. If students will be working in the classroom individually, print one student instruction sheet and one student data collection sheet per student. Depending on the lesson, educators may decide to have students complete all or portions of the hands on activates at home.

Virtual educators: The STEM Lessons are ideal for middle and high school students. It is suggested the educator use the slide set to guide the class of students though the lesson. Assign students the full lesson and have them use the student data collection sheet.

Students: The STEM Lessons are ideal for middle and high school students. Interested students may choose to complete lessons on their own, not through a school assignment. It is suggested that those students print or digitally download the full lesson and student data collection sheet.

Sample answer keys are available upon request, please email cdcm_phacademy@cdc.gov.

Page last reviewed: October 5, 2021