For Teachers and Students
Scientific and technological literacy is essential to understand the world, confront environmental and health issues, and prepare to enter a workplace that depends increasingly on science and technology. We offer a variety of resources to promote high-quality education in science, engineering, and mathematics.
Resources and Lesson Plans
Reports on Education
A Framework for K-12 Science Education
A new framework for K-12 science education that identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. The Framework will serve as the foundation for new K-12 science education standars, to replace those issued more than a decade ago.
This website explains the methods of science, documents the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and evaluates the alternative perspectives offered by advocates of various kinds of creationism including "intelligent design." Includes reports, publications, and resources for teaching evolution.
Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Interactive exhibits inspire students to think critically about how science can solve real-world problems. Exhibits onsite highlight climate change, disaster resilience, and healthy living. Online exhibits cover topics such as safe drinking water and infectious diseases along with engaging activities for learning in the classroom and in other educational settings.
This website helps middle school girls explore engineering as a possible career. It includes profiles of women engineers, an annual essay contest, and suggested readings and links.