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
Downloadable Resources

Crosscutting Concept: Systems and System Models

A guide to accompany the corresponding STEAM Engine video
Downloadable Resources

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

Another shout out for #metformin! In studies in mice the common diabetes drug (which may slow aging) shows promise as a treatment for COVID-19 lung inflammation. Metformin inhibited IL-1B and inflammasome assembly in immune cells found in the lungs.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc--cdd060821.php

Meet our scientists! Brazilian postdoc @su_benitez models Alzheimer`s in flies & found specific signaling pathway which is over-activated. Preliminary experiments show same over-activation happens in mice with Alzheimer`s. She's now testing a drug that modulates this pathway.

Thank you, #nakedmolerat paper. We needed you to make it through the rest of the week! Nice summary of of what we know so far about these remarkable creatures coming from @UniofBradford https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uob-cnm061021.php

In our GLI #mentor appreciation post this week we thank Prof. Julie Anderson of @BuckInstitute & Prof. Yuli Tamir of @shenkar_m for their generosity with their time. Thank you for imparting your wisdom to our students!

#global #leadership #initiative #gli2021 #studentdevelopment

Learning a new language, or how to play the guitar? Give yourself a break – at least a short one! A study from #NIH shows that breaks may help our brains learn new skills. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/study-shows-how-taking-short-breaks-may-help-our-brains-learn-new-skills

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