INFO FOR TEACHERS

The Science & Health Education Partnership leads a range of programs for SFUSD K-12 teachers. These programs include classroom-based partnerships, courses, and seminars.

K-12 Resources

Lesson Materials

The Daly Ralston Resource Center is a lending library of over 3000 materials to support hands-on health and science lessons. The Resource Center is open to all SFUSD teachers.

Lesson Ideas

SEPLessons is an online library of lesson plans developed by teachers and scientists in SEP’s partnership programs. SEP program participants can also use its lesson planning tool to facilitate collaboration as they plan lessons together.

Scientists & Health Professionals in Your Classroom & After-School Programs

Partner with UCSF volunteers on science or health lessons in your classroom!

This approximately 20-hour commitment during the spring semester partners SFUSD teachers or after-school providers with two to four UCSF volunteers. Your UCSF volunteers will have a strong general science background as well as detailed expertise in their particular field. They also have first-hand experience with the practices of science and are an excellent resource for planning hands-on lessons.

Summer Institutes

For Elementary School Teachers

With support from the California Science Project, we offer summer institutes about the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary teachers.

For High School Teachers

For two weeks each summer, high school teachers learn side by side with high school students: the Cellular Construction Workshop engages high school student and teacher teams in design challenges as they learn together about cellular engineering

For Your Students

For Students of All Ages

Bay Area Science Festival

The Bay Area Science Festival is a 10-day celebration of STEM with events from San Jose to Santa Rosa. Most events are free and many are designed for young people. Join 30,000 people for the Festival’s FREE Discovery Day at AT&T Park and enjoy over 150 hands-on exhibits led by the Bay Area’s universities, museums, community groups, and STEM companies.

For High School Students

For all high school students

During STEM Career Day, over 100 high school students learn about careers via conversations with STEM professionals and behind-the-scenes tours of STEM workplaces at UCSF and beyond.

For rising juniors

San Francisco Health Investigators (SF HI) is an immersive summer experience at UCSF. Students learn the science practices amid a backdrop of public health messaging strategies and community engagement. Learn more below:

For rising juniors or seniors

The Cellular Construction Workshop engages high school student and teacher teams in design challenges as they learn together about cellular engineering.

Students and teachers take lab tours at UCSF and learn about potential careers and college majors in cellular engineering. This 2-week summer workshop is open to students within and outside SFUSD. Learn more below:

For rising seniors

In SEP’s High School Intern Program, SFUSD high school students conduct original research under the direction of a UCSF scientist mentor. This summer program is rigorous and intense with just eight short weeks for students to complete their research projects. Learn more below: