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.

Classroom Partnerships

Elementary, Middle, and High School Classroom Partnerships

SEP matches UCSF volunteers with SFUSD teachers to plan and co-teach a series of lessons. Professional students from Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Physical Therapy Schools tend to support lessons on human body or health. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and faculty generally support hands-on biological, physical, and/or earth science 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 Oracle 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 rising seniors

SEP’s High School Intern Program selects SFUSD high school students to participate in an 8 week paid summer internship between their junior and senior year. Students are matched with a scientist mentor who guides their learning and completion of an authentic biomedical research project at UC San Francisco. 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 juniors

UCSF SEP’s newest program, Teen Wellness Connection (TWC), fosters youth leadership and public health interest. Participants collaborate with UCSF scientists and health researchers to learn about the year’s chosen topic, then create a one-day health summit for other high school students. TWC is a 9-month-long program with a 3-week summer intensive and school year meetings to plan the summit in the spring.