Bring the latest in science and policy to your classroom! Use this site to explore a variety of resources on cutting-edge scientific topics. These classroom materials from the National Academies are here to help you challenge students to reach beyond the basics.

Site Highlights


Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

This 26-minute video explains how scientists have arrived at the state of knowledge about current climate change and its causes. It is available free online or in DVD form as part of a teacher resource kit.


Understanding Water Reuse

This booklet, and the accompanying website,  provides information about what water reuse is and how it works, as well as the potential risks and benefits associated with it.



Climate Modeling

This website describes the basics of climate modeling.  It features short videos and animations that explain everything from the difference between climate and weather to how climate models are built and verified.