Frequently Asked Questions
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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 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
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.
Yes! A STEM curriculum with lessons specifically designed for the 2018 Hess Toy Truck is available for free download here
A: You can download all curriculums 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 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.
A: When it comes to a federal vs. state ID number, things can sometimes get confusing. A federal ID number is basically the same as an employer ID number, and is a unique set of nine digits (formatted 12-3456789) that defines your business as a working, tax-paying entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) within the United States of America. You use your federal ID number to conduct tax-related tasks, such as opening a business bank account, or filing your business taxes in April. A state tax ID (which can have various formats depending on the state) is used solely for state tax reporting. They aren’t portable, so they are generally not requested by other agencies or third parties, including Hess.
A: The federal tax identification number is nine (9) digits long and is issued in the following format: XX-XXXXXXX. Essentially, it is similar to a Social Security Number ("SSN") for an individual, but an EIN number is for businesses and entities. Many people confuse an EIN number with a tax exempt number, or believe that the two numbers are interchangeable. In fact, they are two completely separate and different numbers. An EIN number is a federal tax identification number issued by the IRS and is used to identify businesses and other entities operating in the United States. Generally, an EIN number is used to file various IRS business tax returns, open business bank accounts, obtain business licenses, etc. A tax exempt number is a number assigned by a state agency to identify the entity or organization as exempt from state sales taxes (if available). The IRS does not issue any numbers specific to tax exempt status.In order to apply for a STEM kit, you will need your institution's Federal Tax ID number.
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.
A: While we get many requests for product or financial gifts, Hess has a specific donation and gifting plan which we stick to.