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Film, TV, Museums and More

family tells the story of their building experiences in the Skyscraper Challenge
Skyline Exhibition at the Chicago Children's Museum

How does one design a skyscraper? In the Chicago Children's Museum exhibition, "Skyline," learn to design your own skyscraper and learn about science, engineering, art and technology.

Multimedia Gallery & Photo Galleries

Illustration of a fearful looking man under a full moon
Chemistry of fear and fright -- Chemistry Now

In time for Halloween, this video explains what fear is, chemically. It's a series of responses in the brain and body--including an increase in heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, and perspiration--after release into the bloodstream of two hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, that ready the body for "fight or flight" action.

Learning Resources

Classroom Resources

A collection of lessons and web resources for teachers, students & their families.

Research on learning in formal & informal settings

Funding for research that advances science education.

NSF Funding & Research Community