Democrats on the House Science Committee have established a link from their Web site to federal science and mathematics resources, a tool that is specifically aimed at helping teachers and students.
Visitors to the site, http://sciencedems.house.gov, can access the resources by clicking on a link called “Science Education and You.”
That link takes them to a page with model lesson plans and other resources, divided by grade level, in science and math from federal agencies such as the Department of Energy, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Other links allow students to ask scientists questions, and offer activities aimed at sparking students’ interest in the subject.
Alisha Prather, a spokeswoman for the Democrats on the science panel, said the revised Web site with the new feature went online Sept. 12. She said it was created at the urging of Rep. Bart Gordon of Tennessee, the ranking Democrat on the committee.
A version of this article appeared in the September 21, 2005 edition of Education Week