From: Alisa Zapp Machalek <> [Edit Address Book]
Subject: Free science education materials from NIH
Date: Oct 6, 2010 4:41 PM
Dear Science Educators and Professionals:
external image FindingsMagazine.jpg Check out the latest issue of Findings magazine (, which "puts a face on science" by profiling the work and personality of vibrant scientists.
This issue features Estela Arrese, a biochemist who studies fat storage and regulation in insects and Kevin Tracey, an immunologist and neurosurgeon who studies why our immune systems can make us sick. As with all issues of Findings, this one includes a science-based crossword puzzle and extra online content. Subscriptions are free.
We have many other printed and online resources about medically relevant life sciences. You can order individual copies or classroom sets of printed materials at From that same Web site, click on the desired publication to download full-text HTML or PDF versions.
Here is a sampling of our free products:
  • Award-winning booklets on topics including cell biology, genetics, chemistry, pharmacology, structural biology, and computational biology. Several of the booklets are enhanced with additional online content.
  • Interactive games and crossword puzzles that teach science.
  • Scientific image galleries containing downloadable photos, illustrations, and videos.
  • Video and audio interviews with scientists.
  • A monthly electronic newsletter that highlights recent scientific advances.
  • Three full-color classroom posters.
These materials are produced by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health. They are not copyrighted and you are free to excerpt content from them to use in the classroom or on a class Web site.
If you know of other people or organizations that would be interested in these free educational resources, please forward this message to them. We also encourage you to include information about our free materials in relevant listservs, Web sites, and newsletters.
If you have any questions about NIGMS science education materials, please contact me at or 301-496-7301.
Order your free materials now from!
Alisa Zapp Machalek
Science Writing, Editing and Education
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200, Bethesda, MD, 20892-6200
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