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 1,000 STEM Kits to Teachers!

We are now accepting applications for a 2019 Hess Toy Truck STEM Kit, right here on our website. Simply scroll down to "Hess Toy Truck STEM Kit Application", fill in all fields, and click "Submit Application"!

 

Applications will be accepted now through December 31, 2019. 1,000 recipients will be selected in January and STEM Kits will be delivered in February 2020.

 

REMINDER: A STEM Kit will include (12) 2019 Hess Toy Trucks to be used with the free downloadable 2019 Hess Toy Truck STEM curriculum guide.

 

Want to get started now? You can still download all curriculum guides for free at the links below, and use any toy trucks you have on hand.

 

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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.


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2019 Curriculum

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.

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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.

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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.

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2016 Curriculum

2016 Curriculum

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get this year's Hess Toy Truck?
A: The 2019 Hess Toy Truck is on sale now, right here on our website!
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 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.
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: I didn't get to apply for a kit last year, how can I still participate?
A: You can download all curriculum guides for free at the links above and use any toy trucks you have on hand.
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 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.
Q: I am not sure what Tax ID number to provide. Is there a difference between Federal and State Tax IDs or EIN numbers?
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.
Q: What grade level is the curriculum designed for?
A: It 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.