Film, TV, Museums and More

Computer generated image of Tarchia and Tarbosaurus in combat in the Gobi Desert of the Cretaceous period 80 million.
Dinosaurs Alive!

This IMAX film is an adventure of science and discovery. It takes viewers in the footsteps of paleontologists on their expeditions to Mongolia's Gobi Desert to uncover some of the greatest dinosaur fossils ever found.

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Multimedia Gallery & Photo Galleries

diver underwater with camera tripod
Mantis Cam!

NSF funded researchers at @illinois.edu have developed Mantis Cam. This bio-inspired camera mimics the eyes of the mantis shrimp. Mantis cam enables researchers to see the same polarized light that sea creatures do. The data gather by Mantis Cam is helping researchers better understand how this polarized light might actually help marine mammals navigate.

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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