National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. We fund a significant proportion of federally supported basic research.
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For official source information about NSF, visit www.nsf.gov

Join cosmic detective Talma and her astronomer friend Mathias as they explore the wonders of our universe✨ Simple and en...
08/12/2020

Join cosmic detective Talma and her astronomer friend Mathias as they explore the wonders of our universe✨

Simple and entertaining, this educational comic series takes a closer look at some of the amazing discoveries captured by the world's largest radio telescope🔭

Download ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3iCgmMa.

Are you looking for ways to engage your at-home 🏡 student? Check out these easy-to-implement hands-on #STEM activities f...
08/11/2020
STEM curriculum for K-12 - TeachEngineering

Are you looking for ways to engage your at-home 🏡 student?

Check out these easy-to-implement hands-on #STEM activities for students of all grade levels https://bit.ly/2DR3T83.

Free, K-12, NGSS standards-aligned STEM lessons and hands-on activities for teaching elementary, middle and high school science, engineering design and math. Search by concepts or specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

✋ if Ms. Frizzle is the reason you love #science.... read on https://bit.ly/2DGlXCb.
08/10/2020
#NSFstories: Science education and a magic school bus

✋ if Ms. Frizzle is the reason you love #science.... read on https://bit.ly/2DGlXCb.

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You're going to live in a quantum future. But we still need to solve some big questions before a world powered by quantu...
08/07/2020
Bringing you the quantum future—faster

You're going to live in a quantum future. But we still need to solve some big questions before a world powered by quantum technology is a reality.

Read how NSF is paving the way: https://bit.ly/3ko8DD2

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Some call these sketches #science fiction. At NSF, we see them as future possibilities💡https://bit.ly/3kr0nCn.Imaginatio...
08/06/2020

Some call these sketches #science fiction. At NSF, we see them as future possibilities💡https://bit.ly/3kr0nCn.

Imagination, science, and technology together will inevitably change our lives. Imagine sharing a family meal across continents, surpassing our bodies' limits or growing communities within tree-like buildings. These are all imaginary scenarios rooted in today's fundamental research.

Graphic: Zina Deretsky

In the decades to come, quantum tech will transform our world 🌎. To get there, today’s students need to tackle new knowl...
08/05/2020

In the decades to come, quantum tech will transform our world 🌎. To get there, today’s students need to tackle new knowledge and think in new ways, a quantum generation with the intuition to solve problems no one can yet imagine https://bit.ly/30vTqbe.

Today, we joined the White House in announcing the National Q-12 Education Partnership, a collaboration of top industry and academic leaders that will bring quantum to K-12, and a major milestone towards developing the U.S. quantum workforce of the future.

📸: Christina S. Murrey, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin

Yesterday, we announced the recipients of the Presidential Excellence Awards in science, math, and engineering 🎉 Get to ...
08/04/2020

Yesterday, we announced the recipients of the Presidential Excellence Awards in science, math, and engineering 🎉

Get to know these extraordinary teachers and mentors who are helping their students succeed in #STEM https://bit.ly/2PmAQf3.

08/01/2020
Brain + Creativity

We’ve all heard the talk about left-brain versus right-brain. 🧠 But where in the brain does creativity come from?

#NSFfunded scientists at Drexel University explain. Watch ▶️

From petri dish art 🎨 to developing brilliant new pigments, these six #NSFfunded projects show the beauty in scientific ...
07/31/2020
When science meets art

From petri dish art 🎨 to developing brilliant new pigments, these six #NSFfunded projects show the beauty in scientific discovery ✨ https://bit.ly/39JcUMb.

6 NSF Research Projects That Turn STEM Into STEAM

07/30/2020
COMMUNITY: Connecting students beyond the classroom

Jose Rivas believes in the power of community and leveraging #STEM education to enhance them.

Watch this 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (#PAEMST) awardee as he discusses how he’s connecting his students beyond the classroom https://bit.ly/3fe1e5i.

An interview with Jose Rivas, PAEMST 2017.

Send your kids on an adventure through the Earth's ecosystems with this #STEM summer reading series 📚 based on the dynam...
07/29/2020

Send your kids on an adventure through the Earth's ecosystems with this #STEM summer reading series 📚 based on the dynamic research conducted at NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites https://bit.ly/3jQI4WL.

Have a little family fun with these #science and math activities from Peep and the Big Wide World https://bit.ly/2Bz3xCc...
07/27/2020

Have a little family fun with these #science and math activities from Peep and the Big Wide World https://bit.ly/2Bz3xCc.

These #NSFfunded activities explore the concepts of shadows, water, plants, colors, sound, ramps, structure, patterns, and measurement. Activities also include recommended books for further reading.

Happy exploring!

📸 credit: WGBH

For decades, NSF has supported broadening participation projects, many of them having a tremendous impact on specific cl...
07/24/2020

For decades, NSF has supported broadening participation projects, many of them having a tremendous impact on specific classrooms, schools or localities. Broadening opportunities and enabling the participation of all citizens — women, men, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are essential to the health and vitality of science and engineering.

Learn more about the #NSFfunded projects, activities, and programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM https://bit.ly/3hCVkwl.

07/23/2020
DREAMS: How PAEMST changes lives

Receiving the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (#PAEMST) set this awardee on a new path, where she learned to fly ✈️, taught students about aviation, and now supports #STEM policy for the White House!

Who are the next teachers to have their lives changed? Find out soon bit.ly/2020PAEMSTAn

An interview with Cindy Hasselbring, Senior Advisor, White House OSTP, PAEMST 2005.

#DYK - the brain consists of 100 billion neurons and made up of 75 percent 💦 water? Each year about 1,000 men and women ...
07/22/2020

#DYK - the brain consists of 100 billion neurons and made up of 75 percent 💦 water?

Each year about 1,000 men and women earn a research doctorate 🎓 in neuroscience (the study of the brain and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease) or neurobiology from U.S. universities https://bit.ly/3jzYVNB.

#WorldBrainDay 🧠

📸: Jonathan Lee, Duke University

Get together with family and friends, and do some #science with these free #NSFfunded activities https://bit.ly/39sxGzT.
07/21/2020

Get together with family and friends, and do some #science with these free #NSFfunded activities https://bit.ly/39sxGzT.

Good Read: https://bit.ly/2WC996b.A robust #STEM enterprise depends on cultivating inclusivity and broadening participat...
07/20/2020

Good Read: https://bit.ly/2WC996b.

A robust #STEM enterprise depends on cultivating inclusivity and broadening participation. This is the vision of the NSF INCLUDES initiative, a network focused on creating and sustaining the kind of systemic change needed to move the needle on inclusivity in STEM.

Our very own, Sylvia James, Deputy Assistant Director of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate, shares some insight into the INCLUDES initiative and her work addressing the issue of limited access for groups historically underrepresented in #science.

75 years ago today, the White House made public Vannevar Bush’s vision for American prosperity based in government suppo...
07/19/2020

75 years ago today, the White House made public Vannevar Bush’s vision for American prosperity based in government support for fundamental research.

Today our director, Dr. Panch, shares his vision for keeping Bush's legacy alive at NSF.

Read: https://bit.ly/30klNaT.

07/17/2020
Magic School Bus

To the bus! 🚌

With those words, millions of children climbed aboard a shape-shifting school bus to go careening through the solar system, the blood stream – wherever “the Friz” resolved to go.

The #MagicSchoolBus will always be part of our childhood. Today, we remember the author, Joanna Cole, and the many great adventures she took us on.

RIP 💛

Learn more about the Magic School Bus and the other #science programming funded by NSF https://bit.ly/3fRdavb.

Bring a bit of digitally inspired fun to your classroom with these emoji #science ⚛️ lesson plans https://bit.ly/2CLwPxy...
07/16/2020

Bring a bit of digitally inspired fun to your classroom with these emoji #science ⚛️ lesson plans https://bit.ly/2CLwPxy.

Designed for grades 6–12. Teachers are welcomed to download ⬇️ them at no cost.

What is Nanoland, and what kinds of curious things will Alice find there? 🤔 Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a lan...
07/15/2020

What is Nanoland, and what kinds of curious things will Alice find there? 🤔

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land smaller than small, where crazy nano pants and cabbage abound! Based on Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this exciting romp explores the nano in nature and how phenomena at the very small scale affect our very big world.

For ages 4 and up. Download this #NSFfunded adventure for free https://bit.ly/3gYSAZK

It's #ScienceFriday! ⚛️ Learn more about quatum physics and how you can contribute to researchers' understanding of the ...
07/10/2020

It's #ScienceFriday! ⚛️

Learn more about quatum physics and how you can contribute to researchers' understanding of the human learning process with these virtual #citizenscience projects! Check out these projects and more with the #NSFfunded website, SciStarter https://bit.ly/31VwxyV.

07/09/2020
How to Science: Liquefaction

Summer is the perfect time to try a #DIY #science experiment ⚛️

Check out this step-by-step “how-to” you can do at home with the kids to demonstrate soil liquefaction, a phenomenon where saturated soil takes on the characteristics of a liquid during an earthquake.

Watch ▶️

07/08/2020
The Quantum Atlas

Quantum physics governs everything, yet its extraordinarily difficult to understand.🤯

Check out this #NSFfunded guide to #quantum physics designed for anyone looking for an explanation of a quantum concept they read about in an article or heard about on the radio 📻 https://bit.ly/2O8yv6M.

With the right technology, #quantum teleportation could help us send quantum information over long distances. Learn how it works in The Quantum Atlas - your source for accessible content on quantum #physics. https://quantumatlas.umd.edu/entry/Teleportation.

Liven up your next online get-together with these virtual backgrounds inspired by #NSFfunded #science.  Download ⬇️ http...
07/07/2020

Liven up your next online get-together with these virtual backgrounds inspired by #NSFfunded #science.

Download ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3f7Z5Zz.

When it comes to #fireworks 💥, the cosmos has us beat!To commemorate the #FourthofJuly, we curated some beautifully expl...
07/04/2020

When it comes to #fireworks 💥, the cosmos has us beat!

To commemorate the #FourthofJuly, we curated some beautifully explosive imagery that showcases the incredible wonder of the universe. Check out these spectacular moments captured by #NSFfunded telescopes and observatories https://bit.ly/2NWgUyV.

This weekend, grab the kids 👧 👦 and explore the amazing world happening under the sea with this free #NSFfunded activity...
07/02/2020

This weekend, grab the kids 👧 👦 and explore the amazing world happening under the sea with this free #NSFfunded activity book https://bit.ly/2BweDIe.

Dr. Panchanathan has been officially [virtually 💻 ] sworn in as the 15th NSF Director! "Seeding basic research across al...
07/02/2020

Dr. Panchanathan has been officially [virtually 💻 ] sworn in as the 15th NSF Director!

"Seeding basic research across all fields of science and engineering is NSF's core mission. NSF seeds discovery. NSF seeds the economy. NSF seeds the future." https://bit.ly/3dOssPi

07/01/2020
What is engineering?

✅ Flying cars
✅ Earth-sized atmospheric filters
✅ Hologram phones

Who can make these things happen? Engineers!

Learn more about engineering and how its changed the world ⬇️

Happy #EngineersDay!

06/30/2020
Scientist Selfie: Meet Kelly Sutherland

What exactly do jellyfish (and other organisms with large watery bodies) eat? This researcher goes underwater to find out.

Dive in ⬇️ #OceanMonth2020

Looking for a #weekend activity to do with the kiddos? 👧 👦  Keep the kids entertained with this set of 12 Antarctic anim...
06/26/2020

Looking for a #weekend activity to do with the kiddos? 👧 👦

Keep the kids entertained with this set of 12 Antarctic animal trading cards. These #DIY cards are easy to assemble and feature illustrations and interesting facts of various well-known (and not so well-known) Antarctic creatures. 🐋 🐧

Download ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3i1LPrs.

Although there is a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 🏫 school year, learning must go on! Whether in the classroom or...
06/25/2020

Although there is a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 🏫 school year, learning must go on!

Whether in the classroom or teaching from a distance, educators can access these free ready-to-use #NSFfunded #STEM resources to help simplify their lesson planning for the upcoming academic year https://bit.ly/2BchjKN.

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Welcome to our educational hub for all things STEM! Whether you are a teacher, parent or student you will find a variety of NSF-supported STEM resources and access to amazing #NSFfunded scientists from remote locations around the world.

NSF supports STEM education and education research from early childhood learning to doctoral work and beyond. We fund evidence-based innovations in teaching practices, instructional tools and programs that advance STEM education and prepare the next generation of STEM professionals.

NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. We fund a significant proportion of federally supported basic research. For official source information about NSF, visit www.nsf.gov

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