PSBR offers free resources for teachers in grades K-16
Pilot Project BioEYES
We are collaborating with BioEYES to bring Project BioEYES to Bucks, Montgomery, and Harrisburg schools in 2015-2016. If you are a teacher from one of those areas and want us to pilot BioEYES with you please sign up here.
PSBR can provide educational resources free of charge by request for your classroom.
Available Materials: Click here to view a description and access a PDF version of each available resource.
Request Materials: Place Request for Materials
Check out our annual student contests that include cash prizes!
Essay contest (7th-12th)
Poster contest (K-12th)
The Great Grow Along brings together the scientific method and nutrition concepts in a fun and exciting six-week, educational program. Through an animal feeding project using live lab rats, students witness the effect of nutrition on growth and are challenged to reflect on their own food behaviors. Students also learn the steps of the scientific method and how to set up a valid scientific experiment, collect data, and analyze the results.
The animal feeding project begins during the second module, after detailed instruction on animal care, the experimental procedure, and nutrition basics have been presented. The project applies the scientific method in the feeding of two rats (additional rats can be ordered). Both rats receive the same food; however, the control rat receives milk and the treatment rat receives a sugar water beverage of equal calories. A switch in beverages occurs in the fourth week of the feeding project. This will dramatically illustrate effects of nutrition during periods of rapid growth.
PSBR provides the "kit" which includes a teacher's curriculum manual and supplies. PSBR coordinates the donation of rats from a purpose bred rodent vendor and we provide cages, water bowls, and food dishes. (all free of charge).
Click here to learn more.
Please fill out our "Teacher Application" to be added to our mailing list to stay updated with PSBR workshops and activities. Contact us to request a workshop for your school or district.
Does your school host a career day for students? PSBR participates in school career days to introduce students to a wide range of career options in the biomedical research and veterinary industries. Request a career day visit!
Please let us know if there is any other way we can support your school's science education.
Bring biomedical research into your classroom! PSBR provides FREE interactive webinars right to your classroom! All you need is a computer with a microphone and a webcam...we do the rest! Students will be able to interact with the speaker through Q&A, discussions, and even some activities.
(This section is continuously updated)
|Science and Ethics of Animal Research||NWABR|
|Use of Animals in Research||Nuffield Council on Bioethics|
|Animal Research||Foundation for Biomedical Research|
|The Great Diseases (various topics)||Tufts University|
|Life Science Curricula (various topics)||PEER|
Science/Research Curricula (various topics)
Including animal research, clinical trials,
diabetes, heart disease, nutrition,
vaccines, behavior, parasites, and more!
|Veterinary Medicine Curricula||Author/Writer|
|What Does a Vet Do?||AVMA|
|Veterinarians in Biomedical Research||AVMA|
|Agriculture Lessons- High School||PEER|
|Veterinary Career Powerpoints- K-12th||AVMA|
|Animal Research Puzzles||Foundation for Biomedical Research|
|Online Microscope Lessons||PEER|
|Nobel Prize Interactive Games||Nobel Prize|
|Short Interviews with Scientists||Carry the 1 Radio|
|The Blood Typing Game||Nobel Prize|
|The Science of Innovation (video series)||National Science Foundation|
All of PSBR's activities and programs are supported by our generous members and sponsors!