About this project

Why we're here

STEM education is changing. Education standards and frameworks are moving away from memorizing scientific content and toward engaging students with the nature practices of science. Primary literature can be powerful tool for teaching with emphasis on real science.

Who we are

Science in the Classroom (SitC) is a collection of freely available annotated research papers from the Science family of journals. SitC aims to help educators, undergraduates, and advanced high school students understand the research contained in scientific primary literature by using annotations and providing accompanying teaching materials. Annotations include vocabulary, methods, descriptions of prior research, and explanations of major conclusions. Each paper has an educator's guide outlining connections to science competencies within STEM learning frameworks and standards. Educator guides also provide suggested activities, discussion questions, and resources for further exploration of the subject.

SitC is a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity department. Annotations and teaching materials are written by volunteer contributors, and vetted by authors and the SitC team.

More information

For more information on volunteering, click here.

To meet our staff, advisory board, contributors, and authors, use the side menu to the left.

For feedback or further information, contact the SitC team at scienceeducation@aaas.org.




Science in the Classroom is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. DUE-1043998 and Grant No. DUE-1224661.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.