SEP offers a wealth of resources for its UCSF volunteer and SFUSD teacher participants.
Daly Ralston Resource Center
The Daly Ralston Resource Center is a lending library that houses more than 3,000 science materials for hands-on science and health lessons. The Resource Center collection includes organs, models, microscopes and other equipment, and "kits"—essentially a lesson in a box—that can be used for lessons. The Resource Center is staffed by science educators who can help you plan your lesson(s).
Any SFUSD teacher or UCSF volunteer working in SFUSD’s schools can borrow materials for free.
For lesson ideas, check out SEPLessons, 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.
- Download Anatomy of a Lesson Plan, a tool that will help you generate a lesson plan.
- Download Strategies for Involving all Students, suggestions for giving students opportunities to talk about science, handle materials, and think for themselves.
Teacher Created Resources
Teachers in SEP’s SF Science program created resources to help other elementary school teachers with FOSS kits, Family Science Nights, Science Fairs, Assessment, and more!