K–12 Outreach for Scientists
Why Teach Toxicology?
Volunteering and Mentoring
Toxicology Mentoring and Outreach Training Opportunities
The Education Committee K–12 Subcommittee has sponsored sessions at the SOT Annual Meeting to provide ideas, training and resources for toxicologists who would like to be involved in K–12 education outreach.
Contact SOT Headquarters for
more information or to volunteer.
K–12 Outreach Volunteer Form
Education and Student-Related Activities at the SOT Annual Meeting.
Scientist Mentor Ideas
Links to Other Mentoring Sites
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Senior Scientists and Engineers is an organization of scientists, engineers, educators, physicians, and other professionals who volunteer their services to support the needs of government, education, and the community. The more than one million STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals over age 60 in the U.S are excellent sources of partnership and expertise for K–12 teachers and students.
- Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
The Scientists in Science Education booklet is a comprehensive guide with background on the need for science education report, detailed descriptions of various roles scientists can play, a variety of way to impact education, and recommendations for assessment.
- Connect a Million Minds
The Connectory lists science, technology, enigineering, and math opportunities by area for volunteers and for kids, and events can be added to the list.
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers PreCollege Educator/Engineer Resource Site
Information for Engineers—This rich site provides explanations just as relevant to toxicologists as to engineers of why you should be involved in K–12 education,
how to establish contact with a school, tips for how you can be most effective, and success stories.
- The National
Resources for Involving Scientists in the Classroom—Find tips here for deciding how to work in the schools-with students,
teachers, supporting systemic reform, developing instructional
materials as well as advice, and resource lists.
- National Science Foundation
National Lab Day: Advice for Volunteers—Tips for effective scientist interaction in school classrooms.
- NIH Office of Science Education
A Scientist’s Guide to Supporting K–12 Education—Website provides lots of information about why scientists should be involved in K–12 education, how to build and strengthen partnerships, ways scientists can help, and links to resources.
Resources for Toxicologists to Use in K12 Outreach
SOT News Articles and Briefings:
Risk Assessment: What’s is all
Public Service Announcement: Follow
the Directions: A Lesson for Life
Regional Chapter K12 Outreach
K–12 Outreach Flyer for Regional Chapters
Suggested Basic Initial Steps to Chapter Involvement
What SOT Regional Chapters can do if interested in doing more in K–12
Six Step How to do a Regional Paracelsus
Regional Outreach Activities
Other SOT Regional Chapter K–12 Activities
Regional Chapter K–12 Education Contacts