Foundation for Blood Research
8 Science Park Road
P.O. Box 190
Scarborough, ME 04070-0190
Phone: (207) 883-4131
(800) 639-8605
Fax: (207) 885-0807

Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday-Friday, Eastern Time U.S.A. an innovative program designed to offer scientific equipment and professional expertise to Maine's secondary school science teachers and their students. ScienceWorks for ME supplements high school science programs with needed supplies, lab bench knowledge, and curricula in molecular biology and immunology.

Learning Labs

ScienceWorks offers molecular biology hands-on labs throughout the academic year. Please contact Jeri Erickson ( to schedule a class visit.

ScienceWorks Remote

Videos and Moodle mini-course that enhance Honors and AP Biology content

Equipment Donation Project

ScienceWorks maintains a centralized and professionally managed program to help provide Maine's science teachers and students with access to needed laboratory equipment and supplies. Industry, academic institutions, and hospitals provide used, outdated, or surplus equipment and/or supplies which are donated to schools throughout Maine.

ScienceWorks for ME   a program of the   Foundation for Blood Research

EvidenceWorks Remote introduces students to the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the tools used by physicians to analyze the results of clinical trials. The curriculum consists of two independent courses: Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Answer a Question of Therapy and Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Answer a Question About a Diagnostic Test. The units were developed through a collaboration of medical experts, experienced curriculum developers, and high school biology teachers. Each unit has been thoroughly field-tested in advanced high school biology classrooms with more than 1800 students.

EvidenceWorks Remote presents the curriculum in 3 formats: as student online courses, ebooks for iPad, or traditional paper and pencil curricula. The site includes a teacher professional development page. 

EvidenceWorks film   Using real physicians in filmed hospital settings with scripted patient encounters, this project provides high school students and teachers with an understanding of how doctors learn to best care for their patients through the analysis of clinical trials.



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Supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) [No. 1 R25 RR022698-01A1] from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The contents provided here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.


Exploring and Modeling Ecosystems
Using Information Technology (IT)

EcoBeaker: Maine ExplorerTM, the software portion of EcoScienceWorks, can be found in the Applications folder of all Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) middle school student and teacher laptops.

This software was developed with the help of Maine middle school science teachers and thoroughly field tested in Maine classrooms. The software is at the heart of the EcoScienceWorks curriculum written by Maine middle school science teachers. The curriculum includes unit and lesson plans for each EcoBeaker: Maine ExplorerTM lab as well as an accompanying field exercise. Each curriculum unit includes assessments that align with the new Maine learning standards and is designed to be used "right out of the box." The EcoScienceWorks curriculum can be obtained at the software developer's site following a simple registration (link below). Registering will allow teachers to be advised of any updates to the software and the curriculum.

To obtain the EcoScienceWorks curriculum, go to the Teacher Page at and fill out the registration form. The curriculum is downloadable in two formats 1) as a NoteShare Notebook that includes a Student NoteShare Notebook that allows digital submission of student worksheets and, 2) as a Web Notebook (without a Student Notebook) for teachers who choose not to use NoteShare.

Support Options

Teachers can obtain support for the curriculum in various ways.

If you would like to know more about the EcoBeaker: Maine ExplorerTM labs check out our podcasts at Maine Department of Education's iTunes U site.

If you do not have iTunes, it is available from Apple.

EcoBeakerTM and EcoBeaker HSTM are trademarks of SimBiotic Software