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Once the application period closes on December 31, 2019 all submissions will be reviewed and recipients selected. All applicants will be notified whether they are selected to receive a 2019 STEM kit or not via email, in January 2020.
If you know of other educators that may be interested in the 2019 Hess Toy Truck STEM kit, spread the word! The deadline to apply is December 31, 2019.
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.
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 curriculum guides are available for free download, and you can use any similar toy trucks you have on hand. Download the curriculums below.
This year's guide explores practical transportation issues such as fuel efficiency, force and motion, levers, and road surfaces as they relate to tow trucks.
Activities in this guide explore practical transportation issues, such as fuel efficiency, potential and kinetic energy for producing motion, and motorsports.
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.
Each activity explores different aspects of simple and compound machines. Teachers are provided with an explanation of mechanical advantage.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: The 2019 Hess Toy Truck is sold out. To stay up to date on all Hess Toy Truck announcements, sign up for email alerts below or text HESS to 437788 to sign up for mobile alerts (standard text message and data rates may apply).
A: A program designed to help students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using the iconic Hess Toy Truck as a learning tool.
The curriculum guide was designed by 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
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.
A: You can download all curriculum guides for free at the links above and use any toy trucks you have on hand.
A: STEM Kits will be awarded to educators teaching in verifiable school locations only. If you are interested in the curriculum guide for Scouting, library, before/after-school programs, homeschool, or similar organizations, you can still download the guides for free and use any toy trucks you have on hand.
A: When it comes to ID numbers, things can sometimes get confusing. In order to apply for a STEM kit, you will need your institution's Federal Tax ID number. A federal ID number is basically the same as an employer ID number; it’s a unique set of nine digits (formatted xx-xxxxxxx) that verifiably defines your business as a entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) within the United States of America. Your school has a federal ID number in order to conduct tax-related tasks, so make sure you get that proper number from them. Don’t make the mistake of submitting your employer’s state tax ID (which can have various formats depending on the state) or EIN number which is typically used for federal tax exempt status.
A: It is designed for grades 4-6 but it can be adjusted for other grade levels. It works best for grades 3-8.
A: While we get many requests for product or financial gifts, Hess has a specific donation and gifting plan which we stick to.