Science Standards and Resources

Related Resources

Teachers & Administrators

  • AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy
    On-line updates of the 1993 Project 2061 statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12.
  • AAAS Science Netlinks
    Resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans, interactives and reviewed Internet resources linked to national standards.
  • Access Excellence 
    Site for health and bioscience teachers.
  • American Institute of Physics 
    The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
  • American Chemical Society 
    The American Chemical Society promotes the public's perception and understanding of chemistry and the chemical sciences.
  • Classroom of the Future 
    The COTF serves as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) premier research and development program for educational technologies.
  • Council of Chief State School Officers
    The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nationwide nonprofit organization comprised of public officials who head departments of education in the states. CCSSO publishes a number of documents (e.g., State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education) of interest to science educators.
  • CSSS Safety Brochure [PDF]
    Science laboratory safety brochure produced by the Council of State Science Supervisors.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
    ENC's mission is to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and learning.
  • Geological Society of America
    Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
  • iCONN Science Reference Center
    Database of articles from scientific reference books, magazines, journals, biographies, images and videos. Searchable by topic and readability level.
  • iCONN Research websites
    Links to web sites that offer a wide range of resources related to science curriculum, instruction, assessment, research, open courseware, instructional materials, etc.
  • NASA Spacelink
    An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education.
  • National Science Education Standards
    Criteria by which to judge the quality of what students know and are able to do; the quality of science programs; the quality of science teaching; the quality of the system that supports science teachers and programs; and the quality of assessment practices and policies.
  • National Science Foundation 
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the U.S. Government. NSF's mission is to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress ("NAEP") Science Framework 2009
    Describes science knowledge/abilities that will be assessed on the national assessment administered to a representative sample of Connecticut students in Gr. 4-8.
  • NAEP Questions Tool
    A bank of released questions from 1996, 2000 and 2005 administrations of NAEP science assessments for elementary, middle and high school.
  • Performance Assessment Links in Science ("PALS")
    A resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks.
  • Presidential Awards Home Page 
    Information about the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
  • Science Education Safety - Key Issues in School Laboratory Safety
  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study ("TIMSS")
    A bank of released questions from 1995, 1999 and 2003 administrations of TIMSS science and math assessments for elementary and middle grades.
  • U.S. Department of Education 
    Information about and from the U.S. Department of education for educators, policy makers, parents, students, researchers, and other citizens.
  • USGS - Education
    The Learning Web, a portion of the U.S. Geological Survey to, a portion of the USGS web site dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. 
  • Women and Girls in STEM
    Educational materials to encourage women and girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related career pathways. 

Parents & Community

  • Connecticut Science Center
    Families and individuals alike will find entertainment and educational value in hands-on, engaging, and exciting exhibits and programs that emphasize current science and science you can use every day.
  • U.S. Department of Education
    Information for parents about No Child Left Behind, helping your child with science, homework help, supplemental services and school/district data. 


  • National Youth Science Camp is an intense residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school.