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AcademyScope is a visualization of all of the reports that are available on the National Academies Press website, allowing you to browse through the reports of the National Academies by topic area and seeing relationships between titles. Check out resources on the biology, history, the future trends of infectious disease and the Education section, which contains resources for K–12 teachers.

Adapting Science for Kids builds on 25 years of NSF-funded work by the “ASK” team as a K-6 professional development strategy in which we are using distance technologies to reach teachers whether located in rural, small-town or urban centers. So far ASK has produced more than 130 ASK lessons with more than 70 accompanying classroom videos which are specific to using inquiry science to "teach more than science." The ASK website allows teachers to share their lessons and ideas with other teachers, including teachers expert in "Adapting Science for Kids." ASK offers a free system for recording science lessons at-a-distance by a videographer who will record, edit, give feedback, and post the lesson for teachers who wish to share. Research has provided evidence on the impact of ASK communities of practice on school districts' programs, teachers and students in nine school districts. Teachers are invited to join by opening a free account.

American Association for the Advancement of Science embraces all the sciences. Extensive programs and materials produced, including Project 2061, a long-term science education reform effort, and publications.

Biology Education Advancement Program (BioLEAP) is a comprehensive educational resource for students who do not wish to take part in classroom dissection exercises, and for teachers and school districts looking to introduce dissection alternatives into their curricula. These “alternatives” are really “advancements” in teaching tools that capitalize on 21st century technologies that can enhance a student’s understanding of anatomy, physiology and the life sciences in general.

ConnectED Initiative - Free Technology for Schools

EQuIP Professional Learning Facilitator's Guide is a series of 10 modules that were designed to provide guidance on building the capacity of educators and education leaders to use the EQuIP Rubric for Science. The Rubric provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS).

National Research Council Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education is a national organization concerned with curriculum development and review, educational policy, research, assessment, and evaluation.

National Science Foundation is a national organization for improving science education in the United States. NSF initiates and sponsors a wide variety of projects and is a significant source of funding for professional development opportunities.

National Science Teachers Association is committed to improving science education Pre-k through college. Provides national and regional conferences; certification of teachers; computer bulletin board; 20 award programs; publishes journals and instructional materials.

National Youth Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and preparing youth for successful, thoughtful, and ethical engagement in science, technology, and the arts. They sponsor the annual National Youth Science Camp.

NH Environmental Literacy Plan

New Hampshire Science Teachers Association was organized to improve and coordinate science education at all levels of instruction; promote the advancement of education in any manner to assist such improvement and coordination of science teaching; increase scientific literacy and the application of science to everyday life; promote science as a vehicle of lifelong learning for all citizens; and assume a leadership role in advocating for science education and creating an understanding of the value of science

New Hampshire Science and Engineering Expo is intended to give Granite State students the opportunity to do science related activities, and to choose whether they do them as inquiring scientists, engineers, or technicians. Students then communicate their results through an appropriate combination of journals, posters, equipment, and interviews.

NHSCI-Ed: A listserve that serves the needs of teachers of science in New Hampshire

North American Envirothon environmental education program consists of the annual North American Envirothon Competition in which winning teams from participating states and Canadian provinces compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition is centered on four universal testing categories (i.e., soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife) and a current environmental issue.

Scoop.It - Engaging digital resources

Science Education Safety Guides were published by Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) with support from the American Chemical Society, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, DuPont Corporation, Intel Corporation, American Chemical Society, and the National Institutes of Health. You may print and distribute the booklet to teachers and other educators.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs. The STEM Education Coalition represents all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians. The participating organizations of the STEM Education Coalition are dedicated to ensuring quality STEM education at all levels.

Student Choice Policy offers suggested guidance on developing a policy allowing student choice when lessons involve working with or dissecting animals.


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