Cancer Education in the Classroom Loan Kits

Make science relevant! The Cancer Education in the Classroom loan kit program provides cancer-related lessons that combine teaching strategies from across the academic disciplines to generate deep, transformative learning that is standards-backed, reality-based, and personally relevant. Loan kits are available free of charge, but limited to schools in the Memphis area.

Each kit contains a teacher's curriculum guide and all materials necessary for completing the lessons and activities. We have multiple copies of most of our loan kits and some are adaptable to other grade levels than the ones listed.

 

There are three ways to use loan kits:

  1. Borrow a kit for up to two weeks to use on your own in your classroom. (A St. Jude educator will provide a training overview if you are not familiar with the kit curriculum.)
  2. A St. Jude educator will bring the kit to your classroom and teach an introductory lesson; you keep the kit for two weeks, and the educator returns for a wrap-up lesson. 
  3. A St. Jude educator will bring the kit to your classroom for a one-time exploration of the kit's theme through the activities it contains.

Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.  For reservations email the program coordinator at schooloutreach@stjude.org

 

Available Kits

 

Pharmacogenomics, Cancer, and Personalized Healthcare

This curriculum package is designed for students in grades 6-12 and covers concepts related to cancer, genetic diversity, DNA replication, and drug design.

 

Cancer Genomics and Heredity

This curriculum package is designed for students in grades 6-12 and covers concepts related to genetics, gene mutation, and inheritance.

 

Cancer and the Human Eye (coming soon)

This curriculum package is designed for students in grades 6-12 and covers concepts related to cancer, the properties of light, and the anatomy of the eye.

 

The Cellular Dance

This curriculum package can easily be adapted for students of all ages and covers concepts related to the parts of a cell, cell signaling, and cancer.

 

Cancer Prevention and Healthy Living

This curriculum package is easily adapted for students in grades K-5 and covers concepts related to cells, cancer, and healthy living.

 

Cancer and the Human Body

This curriculum package is designed for students in grades K-3 and covers concepts related to the parts of the body, cells, and cancer.  

 

Cancer and DNA

This curriculum package is designed for students in grades 5-8 and covers concepts related to cells, cancer, DNA, and heredity.