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This collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students' families. Most of these resources come from the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). NSDL is the National Science Foundation's online library of resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. See

Teachers' Domain: Inspiring Middle School Literacy in Science
Resource: Educator (middle school)
This Web page provides lesson plans for educators to use in the classroom. Lessons are generally student-directed to inspire and guide middle school students.

Resource: Students (college level)
This Web site is designed for undergraduates interested in or currently participating in undergraduate research experiences in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. It is intended to be a student-centered resource providing ready information and links to reliable electronic resources on all aspects of the undergraduate research experience.

Girls Go Tech
Resource: Girls (middle school and above) and Parents
Created by the Girls Scouts of the United States of America, this website highlights the importance of science, mathematics and technology in our everyday lives and encourages all girls to consider a career in one of these fields. The site has information on careers and a parent handbook to assist parents in their roles as mentors. This site is a great resource for girls of all ages.

Yahooligans Ask Earl
Resource: Children (ages 7-11) and Parents
This is Yahoo's Web site for kids ages 7-11 and provides an opportunity to ask inquisitive questions, play fun games, practice math skills, and watch fascinating science and nature videos. (Registrants under 13 will need a parent or guardian to establish a Yahoo Family Account in order to obtain parental consent.) A wonderful site to engage children in fun activities while learning math, science and technology.

Resource: Students (elementary)
Investigate many cool "ologies" (disciplines) at the New York's American Museum of of Natural History site. There are tons of activities related to all the –ologies and wonderful videos and information for elementary school level children.

Education World
Resource: Educators and Administrators
Founded in 1996, an online "everything education" site dedicated to all those in education. This site has something for everyone from the classroom teacher to the school principal. This is an invaluable site for all educators from grades K-12.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of OSERS
Resource: Educator (special needs children) and Parents
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education, this web page provides information related to the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), enacted in 1975. Links to additional resources for topics from lesson plans to grants are provided. This web page is a great resource for special education families and educators.

Institute for Urban and Minority Education
Resource: Students (college level)
The Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Columbia University, conducts research, provides information services and helps school and parents in program development and evaluation, professional development and parent education.

The Condition of Education
Resource: Educator (all levels) and Students (college level)
Maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the site provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of educational trends and progress for the years 2000-2004.

NREL Education Programs
Resource: Educator and Students (college level)
This site offers information about student programs and competitions, undergraduate programs, teacher programs and university partnerships provided through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Office of Education Programs.

Education Research Overview
Resource: All Audiences
This web page on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) web site represents the education directorate which plays a key role in enriching educatio and training while preparing a diverse workforce and a technologically literate citizenry. This information is for the public audience.

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