Accelerating Science Discovery - Join the Discussion


by Kate Bannan on Tue, October 19, 2010


You need information about the environment, or physics, or chemistry, or the earth and don't know where to go. You want the information quickly, and from an authoritative source.  No problem.

Stop by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science exhibit to see and use the new search tool, was launched in Beta Version to provide stakeholders and the education community an opportunity for feedback. The site is publicly accessible and makes federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education resources accessible and transparent via a single, integrated portal for one-stop searching by teachers, students, education professionals and parents. Using open source software in a web 2.0 platform that invites public participation and collaboration, opens government STEM education resources as never before. deploys new grade-level stratification technology, assigning many resources a grade range based on the grade levels of the science concepts. was developed through a partnership of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS).  Content contributors include the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  In addition, links are provided to related sources from additional agencies including the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). lets you quickly browse thousands of FREE and reliable government science education resources from a single place. Users search the full-text of the site’s resources, then narrow their search using facets or filters, so you do not need to know ahead of time which resource might have the information you seek, nor are you limited to searching one resource at a time.  For teachers, the site features lesson plans, activities and other resources that may used in the classroom. Resources are added regularly, so visit now and visit often. The public is encouraged to sign up for free membership which allows members to tag, comment and rate the federal government’s STEM education materials. These interactive features make the site more useful for the nation’s education communities.

Come by the Festival (, by Department of Energy, Section NM-2, Booth Number 209) and ask questions, enjoy the hands on activities and learn more about the exciting science at DOE. 


Kate Bannan

Other Related Topics: ERIC, nasa, NOAA, NSDL, osti, USGS
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Kate Bannan
Communication and Outreach Specialist

Kate Bannan is a Communications and Outreach Specialist for the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) She develops and implements strategic communications and outreach programs to build awareness of OSTI, its programs and initiatives.