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Federal Education Resources

In addition to NIH, many federal agencies provide STEM education resources. Check out the offerings of our federal partners, such as NASA, NOAA, the Smithsonian Institution​, and more​​.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Browse NASA's STEM engagement opportunities for students, educators, and families at

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Science and technology standards keep us safe, enable technology to advance, and help businesses succeed. Visit to enrich your educational experiences through standards and measurement, and learn more about the educational opportunities NIST provides for students, teachers, and lifelong learners.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA's reach spans from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor, studying weather, climate, ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Explore hundreds of educational resources, as well as student opportunities, educator professional development, grant funding, and more at

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF's Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) aims to develop a diverse and well-prepared U.S. STEM workforce and STEM-literate public by supporting excellent research and development in STEM education. Visit for NSF classroom resources.

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Smithsonian Institution (SI)

The Smithsonian Science Education Center has developed free STEM resources for formal and informal learning experiences for both students and educators (, including community research guides, professional development, events, activities, and games.​

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U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

DoD STEM education experts have developed many resources for STEM-focused projects that include detailed lesson plans, video tutorials, online-learning activities, and much more. Search DOD's STEM resources at

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U.S. Department of Education (ED)

Learn more about grant funding opportunities and other ways the U.S. Department of Education supports STEM education at

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy is building pathways for a diverse workforce to pursue STEM careers that will solve some of the most complex challenges of our time. Learn more about DOE's work and browse DOE's STEM opportunities and resources at

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U.S. EPA protects human health and the environment. Learn more about EPA's resources for STEAM and environmental education at

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS provides science about natural hazards, natural resources, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Learn more about USGS's student opportunities and teaching resources at


United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The USPTO's education initiatives are vital to connecting STEM and innovation. Learn how to bring invention education to impact at

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USDA Forest Service

Forest Service Conservation Education provides a variety of STEM resources that allow individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment through hands-on, interactive learning opportunities. Find out more at