Modeling in Science & Mathematics Education
Explore new NSF-funded resources for teaching & learning modeling in both mathematics and science, the research behind these products, our video on scientific modeling (with almost 10K views!), and a blog that highlights the importance and challenges of modeling, especially during a pandemic! 
Featured Teaching & Learning Modeling Resources
Sensing Science through Modeling Matter (S2M2)
Grade Level: Elementary
Subject: Science (Physical Science)

The S2M2 curriculum unit consists of three discourse-rich, model-based inquiry kindergarten lessons (Models and Modeling, States of Matter, and Phase Changes) that align with core science ideas and skills.
Journey to El Yunque
Grade Level: Middle
Subjects: Science (Biology, Earth Science)
Journey to El Yunque provides a set of free, web-based investigations in which students compare scientific models to long-term data about the rainforest and construct causal models that explain trends in the long-term data.
Model-Evidence Link (MEL) Diagrams
Grade Levels: Middle, High
Subjects: Science (Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science)

Model-Evidence Link (MEL) diagrams are instructional materials designed to help students to purposefully evaluate connections between lines of evidence and scientific models in light of various alternative explanations.
Tectonic Explorer
Grade Levels: Middle, High
Subject: Science (Earth Science)

Tectonics Explorer (TE) is a dynamic model of plate interactions on an Earth-like planet. In this web-based three-dimensional simulation of multiple plates, students can change the properties of plates such as density, direction of movement, and locations of plates and continents.
AiMs Modeling Curriculum
Grade Level: High
Subject: Science (Biology)

The Deep Structure Modeling (DSM) project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize science teaching and learning around “big ideas” that run through disciplines and includes a freely available two-week unit on teaching cellular respiration by modeling the big idea of energy.
Easy Global Climate Modeling (EzGCM)
Grade Level: High
Subjects: Science (Earth & Environmental Science)

EzGCM is a climate modeling toolkit that allows students to examine climate change using the same tools and following the same scientific processes as climate scientists.
In Case You Missed It
Spotlight on Early Childhood Education
This Spotlight features a blog on "What Is the Most Important Thing to Teach Toddlers About Mathematics and How Can this Best Be Achieved?" and information and products from 14 NSF-funded early learning research projects.
COVID-19 and Online Learning
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