Resources for Educators
Ames Laboratory has a number of education programs that involve elementary school students through graduate students. Scientific and engineering staff at the Laboratory total more than 250, with more than 100 university students comprising a vital part of that total.
The Lab's unique relationship with Iowa State University allows its researchers to serve as faculty, work with ISU researchers on collaborative projects and include graduate students in Lab research. This interaction benefits the students, the researchers and the institutions. Education programs include:
- Science Bowl
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
- Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS)
- Elementary School Science Night activities
- Science Bound
Ames Laboratory also offers tours of its research facilities as another aspect of education outreach.
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U.S. Department of Energy - Science for Kids of All Ages
- Smart Energy Use
- Education Web Sites at DOE Labs and Facilities
- DOE’s National Science Bowl (for high school students)
- DOE's National Middle School Science Bowl (for middle school students)
- Educational Sites for All Ages
- Office of Science Programs for Students and Teachers
- "Ask a Scientist" - a resource for K-12 teachers and students.