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 Bell

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Virginia Dr. Randy Bell began his career as a forest researcher in the Pacific Northwest. His interest in sharing science with others led him to... more

Malcolm Butler

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of South Florida Dr. Malcolm Butler’s teaching and research addresses multicultural issues in the classroom. He has worked to support typically und... more

Judith Lederman

Director of Teacher Education, Illinois Institute of Technology Dr. Judith Lederman has taught science in classrooms ranging from pre-K science to graduate level education courses and post-graduate pr... more

Kathy Cabe Trundle

Associate Professor of Science Education, Ohio State University Dr. Kathy Trundle currently teaches master’s and doctoral level courses in science education. She studies children’s and adult’s underst... 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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