Stem Cell Education Portal

Stem Cell Education Portal

Welcome to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s education portal, where you can download CIRM's stem cell education modules and learn more about stem cell research. This curriculum is referred to in Senate Bill 471 (Romero, Steinberg and Torlakson), the California Stem Cell and Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development Act of 2009, which was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2009.

On this site, you will be able to:

  • Explore opportunities for teaching your students about stem cell science
  • Quickly find resources for student projects
  • Locate a scientist who can discuss stem cell science with your class
  • Get involved in the growing areas of stem cell research and biotechnology education

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CIRM model curriculum on stem cell science

The core of CIRM's stem cell education portal are the five model curriculum units. Each unit is modular and incorporates California State Life Science Standards, listed within each lesson. We also offer CIRM-developed introductory PowerPoint presentations on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and PowerPoint presentations that supplement the units.

Go to the model curriculum units overview

Teaching resources

Include CIRM-hosted resources teachers can use as supplementary material to the model curriculum and/or what they already teach in their classrooms. These resources include online materials produced by other organizations and resources submitted to CIRM by teachers, scientists, and students. The intent is to facilitate the transfer of the current information from industry professionals and academics to teachers.

Student Resources

Include CIRM-reviewed materials such as videos, animations, articles, and career information that high school students can access directly, without going through a teacher.

Usage information

Students and teachers can legally download materials presented on this education portal. Read the following information about copyrights and permissions to avoid plagiarism:


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