Learn about genetics by looking at the heritability of magical talents in Harry Potter, discover DNA’s use in forensic science, and more! This website for the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers K–12 lesson plans developed by classroom educators and other learning resources on a variety of topics in the history of biomedical science. These complement onsite and online exhibitions presented by the NLM.
Lesson plans, genetic educational materials, printable activity sheets, and other teaching resources for educators seeking to increase genetic and genomic literacy.
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.
Video 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.