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Science Day for Students at NIH 2021

Science Day for Students at NIH 2021 - For Teachers

Media Consent Forms

Teachers, please complete a consent form for yourself, and have your students do the same. Record consent within the Media Consent Record linked below, and retain the signed consent forms.


We understand that collecting ink signatures may be a challenge. If the students are not able to submit a completed consent form to you, we will accept record of verbal consent.


Once you have recorded consent from all students, send ONLY the Media Consent Record to by Friday, April 9, 2021. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Virtual Classrooms

We recommend treating this event like a virtual field trip to allow for the students to experience the full program. Students should be individually logged in to the event’s Zoom meeting to participate. Ensure that the students are using the latest version of Zoom (Learn how to check for updates).


Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact NLM Communications at and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least five days in advance, by Friday, April 9, 2021.

In-Person Classrooms

We are aware that some students and teachers may be attending the event from the classroom. In an effort to take advantage of the in-person classroom, here are recommendations on how to prepare for the event. 

All students should individually register for the event, and ensure they are using the latest version of Zoom (Learn how to check for updates). Students should review the program schedule and select their desired break-out sessions (Round 1 & 2) before the event. Earbuds or headphones are recommended.


In-Person Classroom Recommendations

10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Welcome Teacher can log in to the Zoom meeting with their account, and project on classroom screen for the students to view.

10:20 a.m.-11 a.m. - From High School to Health Science: A Panel Discussion

11 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Break
11:05 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Virtual Escape Room Teacher can stop projecting the meeting and instruct students to go to virtual escape room. The goal of the activity is to solve puzzles to get to the end of the story. Students may work in groups of 2-3 students. Each group uses one laptop to do the activity in their own quiet area, and group members will take turns reading the story aloud. Each student should respond to the post-activity survey question ( to be entered for a prize drawing, even if they did not reach the end of the story.
12 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Lunch Break
12:20 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. - Breakout Sessions Round 1

There are two recommended options for the afternoon break-out sessions. We recommend setting up during the lunch break.

  1. Each student logs in to the Zoom meeting with their own devices and headphones/earbuds.
  2. Students divide into their desired breakout groups. Each group will have a laptop. Each group should be in their own quiet area where all group members can hear the audio and see the screen. One student logs in to the meeting, and selects the break-out room they want to enter as a group.
12:55 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Transition/Stretch Break
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions Round 2
1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. - Break
1:35 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - Celebrating Teen Winners of NIMHD Art Challenge Teacher can project on classroom screen for the students to view.
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Closing

Last Reviewed: April 5, 2021