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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.


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 standards, to replace those issued more than a decade ago.

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Evolution Resources

This web site 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.

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Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences

All of the museum's exhibits are available online, covering topics such as global warming, safe drinking water, and infectious diseases. Also includes online curricula materials for middle- and high-school teachers and students.

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Engineer Girl

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.