STEAM Engine

A collaboration of Buck science and the Marin County Office of Education, this program develops curriculum materials to prepare teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards.

Overview

STEAM Engine is a grant-funded teacher education program that utilizes the expertise of Buck scientists to prepare teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards. The program is a collaboration with the Marin County Office of Education aimed at developing curricular materials for use in classrooms throughout Marin County and beyond. Curriculum materials and videos are available below to download and use for educational purposes.

Videos

STEAM Engine: Systems and System Models at the Buck Institute

Learn how a scientist can study the human system using a model organism.
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STEAM Engine: Asking Questions at the Buck Institute

Learn how a scientist asks questions in her research.
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STEAM Engine: Cause and Effect at the Buck Institute

Learn how a scientist thinks about cause and effect in her research studying aging and the nervous system.
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STEAM Engine: Analyzing and Interpreting Data at the Buck Institute

Learn why it is so important for a scientist to analyze and interpret data.
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Downloadable Resources

Science and Engineering Practice: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

A guide to accompany the corresponding STEAM Engine video
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Crosscutting Concept: Systems and System Models

A guide to accompany the corresponding STEAM Engine video
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Crosscutting Concept: Cause and Effect

A guide to accompany the corresponding STEAM Engine video
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Practice: Asking Questions

A guide to accompany the corresponding STEAM Engine video

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