Science-Related Agencies and Organizations in Ohio
Additional Sources of Science-Related Information
- Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia).
- AIMS Education Foundation (Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science).
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):
- Project 2061. Long-term initiative to reform K-12 science, mathematics, and technology education nationwide.
- AAAS Science NetLinks. Links organized by topic; includes weekly science update and news.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Eastern Section.
- American Coal Foundation (ACF).
- American Geological Institute (AGI). Explore the GeoScience Education link.
- American Plastics Council.
- American Water Works Association (AWWA).
- BioKIDS. University of Michigan; science inquiry for 5th graders, focusing on biodiversity.
- Boston Museum of Science.
- The Bridge: Ocean Education Teacher Resource Center.
- Coal Education. Kentucky Coal and Energy Education Project.
- Coalition for Science After School.
- Earth and Moon Viewer.
- Earth Learning Idea. Innovative, Earth-related teaching ideas, updated biweekly and available for free download.
- EarthSky. A clear voice for science.
- Education Resources Information Center/Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education (ERIC/CSMEE). Includes AskERIC, an Internet-based question-and-answer service.
- Energy4Me. Energy education Web site administered by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
- Geological Society of America (GSA).
- Geology by Lightplane. Library of aerial photos taken from a small plane, primarily in the 1960s in the Midwest (Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa) but also in the western United States.
- Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).
- How Volcanoes Work.
- JASON Science. The JASON Project connects students with scientists and researchers in real- and near-real time, virtually and physically, to provide mentored, authentic and enriching science learning experiences. Check out Operation: Tectonic Fury for a great geology curriculum.
- Kentucky Geological Survey Earth science education page.
- Library of Congress Teachers page.
- MadSci Network. Includes Ask-a-Scientist.
- Mineral Information Institute, Inc. (MII).
- MSR Maps. Free online depository of public domain aerial imagery and topographic maps from the USGS.
- Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS).
- National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Publisher of National Science Education Standards.
- The National Academies Press (NAP). Publisher for the National Academies.
- National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Includes teaching resources, publications, and more.
- National Energy Foundation (NEF).
- National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project.
- National Geographic Society.
- National Mining Association (NMA).
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- National Science Foundation (NSF).
- National Science Resources Center. Operated by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution.
- National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.
- National Wildlife Foundation (NWF).
- NEWTON (Argonne National Laboratory). Includes Ask-a-Scientist.
- North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).
- Northwest Mining Association.
- The Planetary Society.
- Provider Pals. Hands-on, cross-curricular activities to promote greater understanding of the resource provider and resource management techniques.
- Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Various links to science-related videos, interactive media, and kids and teachers pages.
- Reach Out! Michigan. Resources for teachers.
- Resources for Earth Sciences and Geography Instruction.
- Rock Detective Geoscience Education. "Become a rock detective" K–12 geology education program.
- School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA).
- Science News for Kids.
- Seismological Society of America (SSA).
- Smithsonian Institution.
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
- Society for Science & the Public.
- Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM).
- Soil and Water Conservation Society.
- Stanford SOLAR Center.
- Steel Recycling Institute. Includes Roscoe's Recycle Room.
- Think Quest.
- U.S. Department of Education:
- U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). Teachers and Students page.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Huge Web site containing information relating to all aspects of geology, mapping, water, and biology. Main page.
- U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE, or OSM).
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- Women In Mining.
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution—Dive and Discover Project.
- World Wildlife Fund.
Last update October 7, 2011