Science - Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency


Elementary Science
Secondary Science

Sandra Campie 
Consultant-Quality Learning
Phone: 563-344-6341

Tammy Askeland-Nagle 
Consultant-Quality Learning
Phone: 563-344-6414
Tom Ervin
AEA 9 IAS Science Representative
21799 282nd Avenue
Le Claire, IA 52753

Yvette McCulley 
Iowa DE Science Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-3966
Fax: 515-281-6025

Brief description of program:
The Science program provides support to districts/schools to improve student science performance.  Professional development and consultation is provided to educators to meet district/school science curriculum development, implementation, and/or evaluation needs as well as the alignment of effective instruction and appropriate assessment.  The Science program provides consultations and workshops on scientifically-based instructional strategies and interventions to improve student learning.

Agency Goal:
Increase the percentage of low socioeconomic, individualized education programs, and minority students achieving science proficiency in grades 5, 8, and 11.


A Framework for K-12 Science Education (to be released in early 2011)
Webinar on the Framework

National Science Education Standards (1996)
Next Generation Science Standards  

Project 2061 Science for ALL Americans

Project 2061 Benchmarks

Project 2061 Atlas of Science Literacy Maps Content

State and National Science Organizations:

Office of Science Education (USDE)

National Science Resources Center

National Science Teachers’ Association

American Chemical Society

Resources for Chemistry Educators

National Earth Science Teachers’ Association

National Association of Biology Teachers

American Association of Physics Teachers


Access Excellence

Thinkfinity (Marco Polo)


Teachers’ Domain

Science Education Resources

Science Education Resources

Science Fair Central

Space Science Education Resource Directory


USGS and Science Education
National Enhancement Teachers Network
Topic Podcasts

Iowa Science:

Iowa Core - Science
Literacy standards for science

Every Learner Inquires (ELI)

VAST Center

Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science
STEM Initiative

Scientifically research-based instructional strategies in science:

Kit-based Science 
Taking Science to School

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