National Geographic Science

National Geographic Science is a research-based program that brings science learning to life through the lens of National Geographic. Promote science success as you share The National Geographic experience.

  • Immerse students in the nature of science and inquiry
  • Unlock the Big Ideas of science for all learners
  • Build scientific and content literacy
  • Address STEM inquiry

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Randy L. Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor of Science Education, College of Education, Oregon State University

Dr. Randy Bell began his career as a forest ecology researcher in the Pacific Northwest. His int... more

Malcolm B. Butler, Ph.D.

Professor of Science Education and Associate Director; School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership; University of Central Florida

Dr. Malcolm B. Butler’s teaching and research address science a... more

Judith S. Lederman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Judith S. Lederman is known nationally and internationally for her research and professional developm... more

Kathy Cabe Trundle, Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor, STEM Education, North Carolina State University

Dr. Kathy Cabe Trundle’s leadership in science education spans more than 30 years. Her research and expertise in e... more

Nell K Duke

Co-Director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center and Professor of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology at Michigan State University, Dr... more

David W Moore

Professor of Education Arizona State University Dr. David Moore taught high school social studies and reading in Arizona public schools before entering college teaching. He currently teaches secondary... more

National Geographic Science is designed to include frequent, varied assessment which informs instruction every step of the way.

The Assessment Handbook for each grade features:

  • Chapter and Unit Tests
  • Unit Self-Assessment
  • Inquiry Rubrics
  • Inquiry Self-Reflections

ExamView® available for Grades 1-5.


Teachers and students start the online experience at

The Student Home Page provides easy access to an array of technology tools designed to support and enhance the student's learning

  • Student eEdition with highlighting, note taking and audio support
  • Digital Library to access searchable videos, images, and other media
  • Vocabulary Games
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Links to the National Geographic Kids and Explorer Magazine web sites to research science concepts and big ideas

The Teacher Home Page provides the ability to easily access and manage program technology resources

  • Teacher eEdition with links to videos, Assessment Handbook, and Learning Masters
  • Global Search allowing you to locate resources by title, unit, or media type
  • Online Lesson Planner to easily schedule and print daily lessons
  • Online Professional Development
  • Classroom Presentation Tool to project materials and visuals for lessons

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