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
Downloadable Resources

Practice: Asking Questions

A guide to accompany the corresponding STEAM Engine video

More details on research that shows 500% lifespan extension in C. elegans: Researchers gave the worms the huge leap in lifespan when they engineered mutations in two different cellular pathways known to influence aging and lifespan. #livebetterlonger https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/more-details-on-500-lifespan-extension-highlight-bucks-role-in-moving-science-forward/

Boosting #mTORC2 in aging flies ⬆ #autophagy and restores heart function almost completely. Flies with overexpressed mTORC2 also had longer #lifespan #livebetterlonger https://zurl.co/xR7L

"Mitochondrial failure is a feature of many neurodegenerative disorders and something that must be corrected if neurons are to survive" says Dr. Ronald Davis from @ScrippsFlorida. New screening tech can help us find new ways to do this! #livebetterlonger https://zurl.co/SXoD

When it comes to familial #frontotemporaldementia, nature can beat genetics. Staying active both physically and mentally provides resilience even in those with a strong family history of the disease. #livebetterlonger https://zurl.co/25OG

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