What can we do to limit the magnitude of climate change or prepare for its impacts? How would you reduce the nation's greenhouse gas emissions? Use our online interactive simulator to come up with your own solutions!
We live in a multitasking world. Many of us switch our attention between texting, listening to music, and many other tasks. Can we truly do two things at once, or is multitasking diminishing our focus in the classroom, at home, and on the road?
The Koshland Science Museum offers free field trips for middle and high school classes from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These facilitated two-hour experiences are a great opportunity for students to see how science can solve real-world problems. We go beyond the “who/what/where” and challenge students to think about why scientists investigate our world and how science informs the decisions we make as individuals and as a society.
March is National Nutrition Month! Explore our interactive “Food For Thought” resources to plan a healthy meal for you and your family:
Make a sample menu and see how it compares to nutritional recommendations
Explore the African American History Program, an online collection from Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences celebrating the contributions of outstanding African Americans to science, engineering, medicine, and the nation’s welfare.
As you plan your holiday get-togethers, make a sample menu using our interactive Food For Thought exhibit. Find out how many calories and servings of grains, fruits, and vegetables each person needs depending on factors such as age and activity level.