NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261
United States
Lydia Collins is the primary contact.
Phone: 412.624.1411
Fax: 412.624.1515
Resource URL:
Region: All

Description: This class will introduce the freely available K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine. Resources span a variety of subject matters including Biology, Careers, Environmental Health Science/Chemistry, Forensics and Medical Technology, General Health, Genetics, Health Information Tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. This course qualifies for Medical Library Association, Consumer Health Information Specialization Levels 1 and 2.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3 or 8
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: This class provides an overview of K-12 resources available from the National Library of Medicine. By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Identify at least 6 K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine • Locate lesson plans to supplement current curriculum/youth programming • Find resources for K-12 populations that can be used for homework help, research projects, and/or health and science programming


2)Health Topics for Youth
3)K-12 Health and Science Resources by Subject
4)Interdisciplinary K-12 Resources
5)Resource Review/Exercises
6)Questions, Wrap Up & Evaluation

Notes: The online version of this course is worth 3 or 8 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association. The 8 hour version is an extended course with additional assignments designed to help K-12 educators incorporate NLM resources into their current curricula. Please check the course description or with the instructor to verify the amount of credits for the online version you participate in. 

Need for This Course: This course has been requested from network members as there has been an increase in K-12 outreach based on the ongoing NN/LM K-12 Taskforce.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.

Facility Requirements: Class can be lecture style, in computer lab or webinar/Moodle.

Additional Evaluation: MLA Evaluation will be used.

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