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Free Teaching Tools to Help Educators Meet State Science Education Standards

By SpaceRef Editor
August 20, 2008
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A series of curriculum supplements from the National Institutes of Health aimed at promoting science education achievement is now aligned to individual state education standards in science, math, health and English language arts for grades K-12. This cross-curricular alignment, unique to each state, shows educators how the NIH curriculum supplements will help them meet specific learning goals for students and spells out the usefulness of the series nationwide. This series is free to educators upon request.

The ongoing series promotes inquiry-based, interdisciplinary learning. The series currently includes 16 supplements on such topics as genetics, infectious diseases and cell biology. The supplements — consistent with the National Science Education Standards — combine cutting-edge science research discoveries and real scientific data from NIH with state of the art instructional materials for grades K-12. The National Institutes of Health is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To request free supplements or learn about how they are aligned with individual state standards, visit the NIH Office of Science Education Web site at

If you have any questions about these materials, please e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.