Pathways is a collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc., that provides a collection of free educational resources about basic biomedical science and research careers. The Pathways resources, designed for grades 6 through 12, include a student magazine, teacher lesson plans, activities, and videos. The student magazine is distributed twice a year to subscribers of Scholastic’s Science World magazine, reaching nearly 500,000 students in all 50 states. Both the student magazine and teaching guide can be ordered free of charge. Explore and access these resources below.

Planning for Virtual Learning? Pathways resources are great for classroom teachers, home schoolers, and parents to use remotely to enhance science education.

​Lessons, Activities, and Videos on Basic Biomedical Science



These STEM and ELA resources explore the basics of infectious diseases and drug resistance. Help students uncover why some viruses and bacteria can’t be treated with drugs and how they can help prevent the spread of superbugs.

Circadian Rhythms

Use these STEM and ELA resources to introduce students to circadian rhythms, the “schedules” our bodies follow over the course of a day. These rhythms influence processes like hunger and the sleep-wake cycle.


Use these STEM and ELA resources to introduce students to the amazing world of regeneration research, how it can improve people’s health, and the inspiring scientists who work in this fascinating field.

Basic Science Careers

Use these STEM and ELA resources to teach students about basic science, its contribution to our health, and the interesting careers that your students could pursue.

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