Film, TV, Museums and More

Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature

This National Geographic film--made possible in part by the National Science Foundation--showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes, and severe storms as we follow scientists on their quests to understand how these natural disasters are triggered.

Multimedia Gallery & Photo Galleries

Butterfly perched on flower
Secrets of butterfly wings revealed!

How do genes shape and color a butterfly's wings? George Washington University evolutionary geneticist Arnaud Martin is using CRISPR Cas9, a gene editing technique, to determine how changes in the 'painting gene' result in different wing shapes and patterns in butterflies.

Learning Resources

Classroom Resources

A collection of lessons and web resources for teachers, students & their families.

Research on learning in formal & informal settings

Funding for research that advances science education.

NSF Funding & Research Community