|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
||Office of the Director|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 19, 2002
Dr. David Vannier
The modules are the result of a cooperative effort among teachers, scientists, and curriculum developers. A team of teachers from across the country, top scientists from the NIH, and curriculum developers from Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Videodiscovery, Inc. of Seattle, WA, created the modules. Teachers and students across the country field-tested the supplements.
According to Marjorie King, K-12 science consultant at Jefferson Parish Public School System, La., "The NIH supplements help bridge the gap between the classroom and the scientific world. They are very, very good."
Three earlier curriculum supplements, designed for use in high school classrooms, are Cell Biology and Cancer, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, and Human Genetic Variation. Each is available on the NIH Office of Science Education Web site. Additional supplements are planned each year. For more online information, visit http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements.
For more information or review copies, contact: Dr. David Vannier, Professional Development Coordinator, OSE, NIH 6705 Rockledge Dr, RM 700, Bethesda, MD 20892-7984 TEL: 301-496-8741; FAX: 301-301-402-3034, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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