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  These websites have been organized according to the National Science Education Standards. The National Science Education Standards have described the science content and skills that all learners should know and be able to do. The vision is that all learners, "…regardless of age, gender, cultural or ethnic background, disabilities, aspirations, or interest and motivation in science, should have the opportunity to attain high levels of scientific literacy."

There are additional websites in these topics in the Student/Learner section of the Science & Numeracy Special Collection.


Screen shot from siteUnifying Concepts and Processes

This section describes the systems and processes of the natural world. It gives us the big picture of scientific ideas. This section provides a way to organize, describe, explain, and measure scientific ideas and observations.


Screen shot from siteScience as Inquiry

Scientific inquiry allows us to develop the ability to think, ask questions, plan investigations, gather data, think critically, and communicate scientific arguments. This is the process used by scientists to investigate the universe. The resources in this section allow us to practice inquiry while investigating interesting questions and topics.


Screen shot from sitePhysical Science

Physical science explores properties of matter, energy, motion, force, light, heat, and electricity.


Screen shot from eNature.comLife Science

Life science explores descriptions and behavior of organisms, environments, habitats, life cycles, and ecosystems.


Screen shot from siteEarth and Space Science

Earth and space science explores the structure of the earth system, Earth’s history, the solar system, the origin and evolution of the universe, and geochemical cycles.


Screen shot from siteScience and Technology

This section shows connections between the natural world (science) and the designed world (technology). Technology allows us to develop abilities to identify problems, design solutions, and evaluate the solutions.


Screen shot from siteScience in Personal and Social Perspectives

This section explores environmental and health topics, with an emphasis on relevance of science to everyday life. Topics include natural resources, natural hazards, environmental quality, pollution, climate, and population issues.


Screen shot from siteHistory and Nature of Science

This section emphasizes the human aspect of science. It uses history to describe human endeavors as well as the role science has played in the development of various cultures.

To submit ideas and resources for this section, please contact Susan Cowles.