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New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards



Professional Resources

Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas

Curriculum Resources

  • NASA Student Observation Network: Student Observation Network modules allow students to discover answers to some of the questions that excite NASA scientists. Each SON module features a question to be answered or problem to be solved. To help answer the question or solve the problem, students will learn how to make their own observations and how to compare them with NASA data. Students will discover cutting-edge science with NASA mission data that are easy to use. Each SON module provides tutorials to help understand the scientific data and also step-by-step guides to using the data. In addition, background information, including connections to NASA scientists, is provided to help users understand these essential scientific questions
  • NASA Quest: NASA Quest Challenges are Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.

    The content of NASA Quest Challenges follows real NASA tasks with the goal of involving young people in developing tomorrow's solutions, while inspiring them towards careers in science and engineering. As students work in teams to mirror NASA career roles, agency experts are available to answer questions and to encourage a proper design process. The interaction with scientists occurs via Q&A, chats, interactive Webcasts, and posted feedback on the Web site.
  • National Science Digital Library: The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.

    NSDL does not hold content directly—instead, they provide structured descriptive information (metadata) about web-based educational resources held on other sites by their providers, who contribute this metadata to NSDL for organized search and open access to educational resources via and its services.
    Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource). NSDL is funded by the National Science Foundation.

STEM Resources