Hess Stem

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

Committed to helping prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow, HESS STEM engages them in practical experiences that demonstrate how these concepts apply in the real world.

We're giving away Hess Toy Truck STEM Kits to  1,000 educators!

A 2018 STEM Kit includes (12) 2018 Hess Toy Trucks to be used with the free downloadable 2018 Hess Toy Truck STEM curriculum available below.

Educators will be able to apply to win a 2018 STEM Kit right here on our website from January 15, 2019 through February 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected between February 16, 2019 and March 1, 2019.  All applicants will be notified whether they are selected or not.

2018 STEM Kits will be delivered around April 1, 2019.

Baylor College of Medicine Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation and Baylor College of Medicine have partnered in a STEM Educational Outreach program. The program offers FREE learning kits which include Hess Toy Trucks along with a STEM Curriculum that demonstrates how the toys can be used as learning tools by teachers nationwide.

All Hess Toy Truck STEM curriculums are available for free download, and you can use any similar toy trucks you have on hand. Download the curriculums below.

2018 Curriculum

2018 Curriculum

Activities in this guide explore practical transportation issues, such as fuel efficiency, potential and kinetic energy for producing motion, and motorsports.

2017 Curriculum

2017 Curriculum

To prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, students must learn STEM concepts and engage in practical experiences that demonstrate how these concepts apply in the real world.



2016 Curriculum

2016 Curriculum

Each activity explores different aspects of simple and compound machines. Teachers are provided with an explanation of mechanical advantage.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get this year's Hess Toy Truck?
A: The 2018 Hess Toy Truck is on sale now, right here at HessToyTruck.com!
Q: What is Hess STEM?
A: A program designed to help students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using the iconic Hess Toy Truck as a learning tool.
Q: Who designed the curriculum and how do we know it is educational?
A: The curriculum was designed by the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Educational Outreach as part of its broader goal to improve science, teaching, and learning. Details can be found here.
Q: How much are the STEM kits?
A: The STEM kits that we grant to qualifying and selected teachers are provided as a donation to the school. You cannot purchase a STEM kit.
Q: Is there a STEM curriculum featuring the 2018 Hess Toy Truck?
A: Yes! A STEM curriculum with lessons specifically designed for the 2018 Hess Toy Truck is available for free download here.
Q: I didn't get to apply for a kit last year, how do I participate?
A: You can download all curriculums for free at the links above. The application for a 2018 STEM Kit opens January 15, 2019 right here on our website, so come back then to apply!
Q: I am not a teacher at a school, can I still apply?
A: STEM Kits will be awarded to educators teaching in verifiable school locations only. If you are interested in the curriculum for Scouting, library, before/after-school programs, homeschool, or similar organizations, you can still download the curriculums for free and use any toy trucks you have on hand.
Q: What grade level is the kit designed for?
A: The curriculum is designed for grades 4-6, but it can be adjusted for other grade levels. It works best for grades 3-8.
Q: Can I still request a free kit or a free Hess Toy Truck for personal use or fundraising purposes?
A: While we get many requests for product or financial gifts, Hess has a specific donation and gifting plan which we stick to.