Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

National Science Education Standards

The National Science Education Standards (NSES) are guidelines for K-12 science education in United States schools. They were established by the National Research Council in 1996 to provide a set of goals for teachers to set for their students and for administrators to provide professional development. The NSES have significnatly influenced various states' own science learning standards and state-wide standardized testing. The tables below are summaries of key issues expressed in the NSES.

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Summary Tables from NSES