The Institute

330 N Orchard Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53715



Weekdays 8-5pm


Visitor parking in lots 17, 20 and 80 costs $1 per 30 minutes for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $12 per day. Prices and availability are subject to change. For more info, contact Transportation Services.
Lot 17 Engineering Drive Ramp, 1525 Engineering Drive
Lot 20 1390 University Avenue
Lot 80 Union South Garage, 1308 W Dayton St


Teaching Resources

It can be challenging for educators to find reliable, relevant and accurate instructional materials in scientific areas that are innovative and dynamic. Our team has developed easy-to-access information guides and resources that allow teachers to introduce rapidly-advancing biomedical topics into their existing science curriculum.


Medical Devices                              

Regenerative Medicine                              

Virology & Immunology                            

Information Guides

Medical Devices Glossary — This resource includes definitions of basic medical devices.

Medical Devices Timeline — This resource shows the advances in medical device technology from the 1880s to the present.

Ultrasonography — This resource details how ultrasonography is used in medicine.

What is a Stethoscope? — This resource explains the history and uses of the stethoscope.

When Things Go Wrong — This series of informational guides details medical devices that help people with specific medical conditions.

Cochlear Implant

Glucose Monitor

Internal Cardio Defibrillator and Pacemaker


Ultrasonography: Discover How It Works — This worksheet explores how ultrasound technology is used to create images of the human body.

Medical Devices Crossword Puzzle — This crossword puzzle uses terms from the Medical Devices Glossary. 

Information Guides

Stem Cell Primer — This short informational guide outlines the basic concepts associated with human pluripotent stem cell research and potential applications of the science.

Stem Cell Glossary — This resource includes basic definitions of terminology often found in stem cell literature. 

The following activities focus on vocabulary presented in the Stem Cell Primer and Glossary.

Stem Cell Cryptogram — Use stem cell vocabulary to uncover a secret stem cell message.

Stem Cell Vocabulary — This activity reinforces vocabulary from the Stem Cell Glossary.

Stem Cell Word Jumble — Unscramble these stem cell terms to reveal a mystery term.

Stem Cell Crossword Puzzle — This crossword puzzle uses terms from the Stem Cell Glossary and Primer.

Information Guides
Immune System Glossary — This resource includes basic definitions of terminology often found in immunology literature. 

What Is a Virus? — This document contains general information about viruses. 

Virus Structure — This resource includes information and images of various virus structures.

Bacteriophage Fact Sheet — This sheet contains information about the T4 bacteriophage, a virus that infects E. coli

HIV Fact Sheet — This information guide explores the details of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus including transmission, prevention, symptoms and treatment.

HIV Timeline — This resource details the progression of HIV from the 1980s to 2010. 

Rhinovirus and the Common Cold Fact Sheet — This handout contains information about the transmission, symptoms, prevention, treatment and current research about rhinovirus.

Coronavirus Fact Sheet — This resource details information about the transmission, symptoms, prevention and treatment of coronavirus. 

Influenza Virus Fact Sheet — This document contains information about the transmission, symptoms, prevention, treatment and vaccines for influenza viruses. 

Influenza Virus H1N1 Fact Sheet — This resource details the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and how the seasonal flu changes each year. 

Oncogenic Viruses Fact Sheet — This fact sheet contains information regarding how some viruses can give rise to cancer. 

Vaccines 101 — This resource gives information about vaccines and how they are used to prevent viral infection. 

Molecular Medicine — This informational guide contains information about the field of molecular medicine.


The following activities focus on topics and terminology presented in the Virology and Immunology Glossaries.

HIV Matching Activity — This activity helps students understand different structures within HIV.

HIV Webquest — This webquest allows the learner to explore background information on their own using specific websites to answer questions about HIV. 

HIV Webquest Answer Key

Virology Word Search — This word search familiarizes students with virology terminology found in the Virology Glossary.

Virology Crossword Puzzle — This activity reinforces virology terms and concepts using terminology from the Virology Glossary.

Virus Replication — This resource details the basic steps of virus replication. It also includes an activity that allows for review of general concepts.

Virus Replication Answer Key

Immunology Word Search — In this activity, students can familiarize themselves with immunology terminology found in the Immune System Glossary.

Immunology Term Match — Students can build their immunology vocabulary with this activity.

White Blood Cell Matching — This worksheet helps students understand the structures related to white blood cells.

330 N Orchard Street / Madison, Wisconsin 53715     608 . 316 . 4100     Open Weekdays 8-5 PM