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Baylor, Hess release STEM guide for 2023 Police Truck and Cruiser

Aaron Nieto


Houston, TX -

Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Toy Truck are patrolling through classrooms with the eighth in a series of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum guides titled STEM on Patrol. The Curriculum guide is designed to be used with the newest holiday Hess Toy Truck release, the 2023 Hess Police Truck and Cruiser. The 2-in-1 toy includes a tactical transport complete with realistic sounds and flashing emergency lights. The truck cargo area is used to transport the cruiser. 

The free curriculum guide developed by the Center for Educational Outreach at Baylor is divided into eight lessons for elementary and middle school-aged learners and uses the Hess Police Truck and Cruiser as the primary tool to teach about force, motion and principles of STEM. The guide is available for free download on the BioEd website.  

“We cannot underestimate the importance of bringing STEM concepts into children’s everyday experiences,” said Dr. Nancy Moreno, chair of the Department of Education, Innovation and Technology and director of the Center for Educational Outreach at Baylor. “Together, Hess Toy Truck and Baylor College of Medicine have developed teaching materials that make science and engineering fun and exciting for kids.”

Hess also will give away up to 1,000 free STEM kits to teachers for use in their classrooms. Each kit includes 12 of the Police Truck and Cruiser along with the STEM on Patrol curriculum guide. Hess is accepting applications for the STEM kits from teachers through Dec. 31 at Chosen applicants will be notified in January, and the toy trucks will be delivered in February. 

“The Hess focus on STEM education rolls on with this exciting set of new lessons that pack an amazing amount of fun into these broadly appealing activities,” said Justin Mayer, general manager of the Hess Toy Truck. “The application takes just one minute to complete, and we encourage teachers across the nation to take advantage of Hess’ donated Toy Trucks.” 

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