This resource is aligned with many of the National Science Education Standards, which were developed by the National Academy of Sciences. For more information about these standards, see http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=4962.
This resource addresses multiple standards identified in the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, which were developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). For more information about these standards, see http://www.iste.org/standards
A report by the National Center for Education Standards, Trends in Educational Equity of Girls and Women (2000), noted that in fourth grade the number of girls and boys who like math and science is about the same but by eighth grade twice as many boys as girls show an interest in these subjects. Research by other respected organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, reports similar findings.