STEM education is expected to play a vital role in the future of the US economy (and economies around the world), and with a new school year underway, many teachers are looking for ways to keep students enthusiastic about STEM-related topics.
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) works to provide educators (K-12 teachers as well as college professors) with high quality digital resources to help educate and engage students. NSDL is supported by the National Science Foundation, as well as an extensive network of STEM companies and organizations who share NSDL’s goal of educating future generations in STEM topics. Network members help NSDL refine resources, ensuring the best possible information is available for teachers and students.
Educators can access NSDL resources online free of charge. For biology specific tools, check out the BEN portal (BiosciEdNet), managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The website offers access to more than 18,000 reviewed resources covering 75+ biological science topics. Most records are available for free. Users can also join BEN’s online community of science educators to collaborate and share teaching ideas.