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

Moving our body changes our brain. More evidence that exercise (even simple #walking) improves brain health in the elderly. Study shows activity reduces pro-inflammatory microglial states in humans. https://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2021/11/11/JNEUROSCI.1483-21.2021 #brainhealth

Human heart muscle cells don’t multiply after birth, but scientists @HopkinsMedicine have new evidence in mice that manipulating certain nerve cells might trigger formation of new muscle; a promising discovery for restoring function after #heartattacks. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/936225

@SAngeli_PhD research @BuckInstitute "Determine if use of the widely-prescribed drug cyclosporin A slows the progression of brain aging"

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That cup of joe might be more helpful than you think. Researchers @uwaterloo found that #caffeine increases reactions to moving targets. Think safer bike rides, street crossings, even avoiding cart crashes while grocery shopping! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/936436

Join us for Buck webinar on Dec 9: Could taming cellular #senescence help stop the scourge of #Alzheimers, #cancer and other chronic diseases? Buck was recently awarded $27 Million to find out! Hear from 3 Buck scientists on our discovery process. https://www.buckinstitute.org/events/27-million-in-federal-grants-propels-the-bucks-pioneering-research-in-cellular-senescence-as-the-nih-looks-to-research-in-aging-to-stop-the-scourge-of-alzheimers-and-other-chronic-d/

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