Back to School: What the Science of Learning Can Tell Us about Education

What does research reveal about how people learn and which educational methods and policies are most effective? Expert committees from the National Academies have examined and synthesized the evidence on a broad range of educational topics to provide valuable input into often-controversial debates about educational methods and policy.
The newly-released Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States (2013) identifies the science all K-12 students should know.

Find many more reports and ongoing activities related to education at the Education Website of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

Watch a series of 3-minute videos on the science of education:

The Koshland Science Museum has many teacher resources for use in the classroom at the middle school, high school, and college levels. We also welcome groups of 12-100 for our customized museum field trips – now free for school groups from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area!