the world of science, technology, engineering, and
math! The links in this section allow students to
explore the exciting world of math and science today.
ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS—AND
Problem of the Week
Every Monday, MATHCOUNTS provides a timely and creative
math problem. The solution is available the following
week and the archive of past problems goes back to
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(IEEE) Virtual Museum
features, among other things, exhibits on microelectronics,
women and technology, and microwaves.
Guide to Engineering (NSPE)
This site features notable engineering
sites families can visit in the 50 states.
Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's
why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide
invite you to investigate, discover, and try science
yourself. Created through a partnership between IBM
Corporation, the New York Hall of Science (NYHOS),
the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC),
and science centers worldwide.
a Roller Coaster
Use the tools at this site to build a virtual coaster
using physics concepts that are used to design real
coasters. Sponsored by Annenberg/CPB, Learner.org.
Engineers...don't they drive trains?
Not these engineers! They turn ideas into reality.
Sponsored by Discover Engineering.org.
the Microbe Zoo!
the world of microbes. Find out what microbiologists
do and how you can become one! Created by people in
Tech Lab and the Center for Microbial Ecology
as well as by the generous contributions of images
from many scientists at Michigan
State University. This work has been supported
by the National Science Foundation.
Having trouble with algebra? Here's an online tutor!
The Algebra Homework Helper has helped thousands of
Environmental Education Science Fair Project Ideas
The Environmental Protection Agency has published
an idea book "to get you started on designing
your own environmental science fair experiment."
The entire booklet is online here.
How many math problems can you
answer in 60 seconds? From the Department of Energy's
Argonne National Laboratory.
Plasma Physics Education Experience
site contains information about electricity, magnetism,
energy, and fusion. Maintained by the Princeton Plasma
e-CYBERMISSION is an online
science fair sponsored by the U.S. Army. This site
allows prospective teams to generate ideas for the
Laboratory: Fun Math and Science Activities
is for those students who love brain teasers and enjoy
geometry problems. Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie J.
Waeber are co-founders of Archimedes' Laboratory,
a training, facilitation, and consulting company specializing
in improving and developing creativity.
your knowledge of technology trivia. From GetTech.org,
the online technology career resource.
Take a math or science test and compare your grade
against students worldwide. Getsmarter.org is a Web
site like no other. Once you know your grade, you
can use learning tools on the site to help you "get
Scene—Ag in the Classroom
Explore agriculture careers, get ideas for the science
fair, play games, or meet an agriculture scientist!
can have fun and learn at the same time!
Environmental Education Games
games based on lessons about the Chesapeake Bay posted
at the Environmental Sciences Library. Students can
also view tools used by scientists to study the environment.
News for Kids GameZone
GameZone features several games for students. (To
play them, you need a Web browser that can handle
here for articles that provide up-to-date information
about science, technology, engineering, and math education.
The Pre-Engineering Times reports on what engineering
schools are doing around the country, scholarship
opportunities for engineering students, and salary
comparisons between careers, as well as Web resources
with an emphasis on links for female engineers. The
Pre-Engineering Times sometimes features unusual science
fair projects, classroom activities for teachers,
famous engineers, engineering camps, and advice for
Bones About It!
NASA is working hard to chart a new course into the
future. They are also looking into the past. Right
now, the space agency is taking a step back in time
to study a Tyrannosaurus rex skull.
A Better Game of Golf—NASA Style
NASA technology has been used to improve a popular
Have Fun with NASA
Some NASA technology has been used to make life more
What better way to learn about weather and space than
from astronauts in orbit?
Engineering Is Elementary
Engineering and technology lessons for children.
science, technology, engineering, and math resources:
During ESTEME week, use this special ESTEME URL:
A Web site from the
National Science Digital Library where
students and teachers can ask questions about education,
science, mathematics, social science, health, technology,
and other subject areas.
The GetTech site also provides math resources, including
You can help solve problems that are important to society
by learning engineering. Engineers control and preventing
pollution, develop new medicines, create advanced
technologies, even explore new worlds! From the National
Academy of Engineering.
Why Knot Video
site contains a two-and-one-half minute video clip
highlighting a machine that continuously ties and
unties a necktie. Although it is artistically inspired
and intended for entertainment, the machine (named
"Why Knot"), demonstrates how engineering
principles and methods can be used to solve unusual
problems not normally associated with technology.
From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
GetTech Science Resources
links from GetTech.org.
Science Project Resources
provides science project resources, including answers
to common science questions and ideas for science
Getsmarter.org provides math and science guidance
for students at various grade levels. Just choose
your grade range and off you go!
Primarily for Students
Information for students about weather, climate change,
oceans and coasts, and space satellites.
Frequently asked questions about tsunamis.
JETS opens the world of engineering to students, parents,
and educators by providing career guidance and through
programs and resources that illustrate real-life teamwork
and problem-solving skills.
The Museum of Science (Boston)
The Museum of Science established the National Center
for Technological Literacy (NCTL) to help integrate
engineering into schools and to foster lifelong learning
about technology and engineering through dynamic exhibits,
presentations, and informed discussion. Helping create
the dreamers and thinkers of tomorrow.
would you like to be when you grow up? Take tests
at these sites to see if you might become a scientist,
mathematician, or engineer. You might be surprised
by the results!
Engineering Career Assessment (ASEE)
The American Society for Engineering
Education asks students "Where do you want to
be in 10 years?"
of Women Engineers, Career Guidance
anyone ever said to you, "You are good at math
and science, you should consider engineering"?
Do you like to solve problems? Do you like figuring
out puzzles? If you answered yes to any of these questions,
then engineering may be for you!
out these engineering careers! Engineers work in all
areas of our society. You're sure to find at least
one career on this list that matches your interests
and talents. This site lists different engineering
careers and how they fit in with student interests.
From the National Academy of Engineering.
about Engineering Careers
asked questions about engineering careers.
Information on careers in marine biology, oceanography,
and other marine sciences.
Learn about the many possible careers at NASA.
Choosing a Career in Atmospheric Sciences
Research careers in atmospheric science.
Check out the careers section of this award-winning
NASA Kids Science News Network (KSNN)
Check out the careers section of this award-winning
Student News Net Science Career Profiles
Student News Net has produced a Web site, organized
by state, to profile scientists and their careers.
Both historical and current profiles are included
to give students a look back to the early days of
electricity, the Internet, and nuclear fission, as
well as a look at cutting-edge research going on throughout
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a nonprofit
resource center for those exploring career paths in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
USA TODAY Education and Lockheed Martin have teamed
together to develop a program designed to strengthen
students’ skills in science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics (STEM). The program, I^2—Inspiring
Innovation, is designed to provide USA TODAY newspapers
and supporting educational lessons to grade 4–12
classrooms nationwide. In addition, employees from
Lockheed Martin will participate as mentors in this
program as part of their work with students in local
STARTED (WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TO BECOME A...?)
Biologist: Ask A Scientist Answers
provides answers to questions about becoming a marine
Careers in Biology from Society for Integrative
and Comparative Biology
for Integrative and Comparative Biology asks –Why
should I become a biologist?”
career in a technology field can start now! Your math
and science classes can pave the way to an exciting
job in a booming field. YOU can work with cool people
in a new kind of work environment. And YOU can define
what the future looks like! From GetTech.org.
Science Career Information
Careers Organization has devoted an entire Web site
to environmental science careers.
Geological Survey Job Descriptions
The U.S. Geological Survey describes jobs in the
U.S. Department of Interior. They include biological
science technicians, cartographers, computer professionals,
ecologists, fishery biologists, geologists, geophysicists,
hydrologists, and wildlife biologists.
about Careers in Mathematics
Provides a number of resources related to mathematical
careers. Created by the Department of Energy"s
Fermilab and the Illinois Department of Education.
Hot careers by level of schooling
of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Outlook Handbook is one of the
best sources of career information. It is designed
to provide assistance in making decisions about your
work life. Revised every two years, the Handbook
describes what workers do on the job, working conditions,
training and education needed, earnings, and expected
job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Office of Science Education: Life Works Career page
Explore health and medical careers.
Have you ever wondered what kind of training it takes
to become a NASA astronaut?
Learn about the many careers at NASA.
Deciding on a Career?
In order to help students determine how well prepared
they are to enter an engineering or technology program
in college and to answer questions students have about
engineering and technology study, JETS has developed
the National Engineering Aptitude Search+ (NEAS+)
academic survey. The NEAS+ enables students to make
informed decisions about their futures.
Young Inventors Awards
The Young Inventors Awards Program is for students
grades 2–8. Students compete to invent a tool
using their imagination and use science and technology
to build it.
Using ExploraVision students combine imagination
with the tools of science to create and explore a
vision of future technology. It is a competition for
students of all interest, skill, and ability levels
in grades K–12.
Future City Competition
The mission of the National Engineers Week
Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting
educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade
students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge
with a "hands-on" application to present
their vision of a city of the future.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science
and Technology (FIRST) is an organization that inspires
an appreciation of science and technology in young
people. They sponsor robotics and Lego-building contests,
among other things.
Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national
organization for elementary, middle,
school students with an interest in technology.
TSA's 170,000-plus student members get support from
a system of educators, alumni,
parents, and business leaders
who believe in the importance of a technologically
Your Chances for a Career in Science
The Los Alamos
National Laboratory provides students from all over
the country with hands-on experiences in science,
mathematics, engineering, technology, and many other
areas at the Lab. Los Alamos and the Department of
Energy are dedicated to supporting students by providing
them with access to the Laboratory's unique resources—its
scientists, technicians, and facilities.
Tell us about the Earth Explorers you know. We’re
looking for students, teachers, scientists, and others
who are working with NASA earth science data and imagery
to better understand our home planet.
See Earth in a Whole New Way!
NASA has a program that you can use! It lets you enjoy
one of the benefits of being an astronaut, but you
don’t have to leave the earth.
Put Your Ideas into Orbit
Imagine your science investigation in space.
NASA Portal—Act Now Page
Act now before it is too late. This is a list of challenging
contests for students.
MATHCOUNTS pits middle school teams against each other
in local, state, and national competitions to find
the best Mathletes in the nation.
The Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics,
and Science (TEAMS)
JETS TEAMS competition is a challenging academic team
competition enabling students to learn team development
and problem-solving skills using classroom mathematics
to solve real-world problems. The TEAMS competition
is an annual one-day, two-part event that consists
of an open-book, open-discussion exam taken by teams
of four-to-eight high school students. TEAMS presents
the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering work by
illustrating how math and science concepts work together
and are applied to solve real-world problems.
Take the JETS Challenge!
Each week JETS will post a new challenge question.
The following week the solution along with a new challenge
will be posted.