The NSRC was formed by the Smithsonian Institution (www.si.edu) and the National Academies(www.nas.edu) in 1985. The National Science Resources Center’s mission is to improve the learning and teaching of science in school districts in the United States and throughout the world. Through its parent institutions, the NSRC has actively engaged the scientific, engineering, and education communities in all of its programs. Read more about the NSRC.
The NSRC is an intermediary organization that bridges research on how children learn with best practices for the classroom. The NSRC provides science education leadership development by:
- Building awareness for science education among leaders;
- Helping develop science education leadership among groups from school districts and states;
- Conducting programs to support the professional growth of teachers; and
- Developing and disseminating information about exemplary science instructional materials.