Lesson Plans and Curricula

The following pages contain a wide range of resources for secondary science teachers to use in their classroom.  The majority of these lessons have been created through CPET programs by teachers and graduate students, but also lessons used by CPET during the programs as well as best practices that teachers have contributed to our collection.

Biomedical Curriculum Series

CPET is pleased and very excited to officially release our Biomedical Curriculum Series!  The series consists of curricular units developed by CPET staff members and Bench to Bedside Curriculum Fellows participating in the Summer Research Experience (an intensive 3-week program whereby teachers intern in a research laboratory and work together to develop units translating their research experiences into a classroom friendly module).



Created by Teachers, For Teachers

The following curricula were created as part of a Supplemental Award to our NIH Bench to Bedside Grant.  B2B curriculum fellows spend three weeks on campus in the summer, working in a clinical research lab and developing modules that are aligned with state and national science standards and that serve as a way to introduce cutting-edge research to students.


Action Plans and Proposals

CPET program teachers develop Action Plans or Action Proposals as a means to include program content in their classrooms and/or community. At the conclusion of each summer program, teachers present their draft proposals and offer feedback to one another. The drafts are reviewed by CPET and UF faculty and staff, comments are sent to individuals, and teachers have the opportunity to modify and further develop their proposal and lesson plan prior to implementation during the school year.



CPET Program Activities

This page contains a  list of activities utilized by CPET teacher programs.  For full curricular units developed by CPET Staff and Teacher Fellows, please take a look at our Biomedical Curriculum Series!




Graduate Student Modules

The lessons on this page were developed by graduate students at the University of Florida in conjunction with CPET summer programs.




Additional Resources

Over 100 internet links to DNA, genetics, and biotechnology materials including flash resources, shockwave resources and internet websites as well as 93 biotechnology job descriptions and careers. Also, links to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida and the Center for Cooperative Learning programs.



Teacher-Contributed Best Practices

Best practices shared with us by our teachers throughout the years. Spans “The Nature of Science”, “Earth and Space Science”, “Physical Science” and “Life Science”, each broken down into big ideas/standards.