The SMS is produced by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Digital Learning Sciences, and is based on the strand maps developed by Project 2061 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and published in the Atlas of Science Literacy, Volumes 1 and 2 (2001 and 2007, AAAS Project 2061 and the National Science Teachers Association). The Benchmarks for Science Literacy and all other AAAS content copyright American Association for the Advancement of Science, all rights reserved.
See it in Action
- Tamara Sumner, Executive Director and Associate Professor
- DLS, Institute of Cognitive Science - University of Colorado at Boulder
- John Weatherley, NSDL Technical Lead
- Sharon Clark, Web Developer
- Lynne Davis, HCI Engineer and Instructional Designer
- For suggestions, questions, and more information, please send your inquiry to NSDL via the contact form
- Overview - Overview of the SMS technology including how to harvest the benchmarks using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.
- CSIP REST API - The Concept Space Interchange Protocol (CSIP) REpresentational State Transfer (REST) API lets developers search and navigate objects and visualizations in the the Strand Map information space. Developers can access objects in the concept map space in number of formats including XML, OWLLite, SVG, PDF, PNG, TIFF, and JPEG.
- Resource Alignment - How to align resources to benchmarks so they will be discoverable from the Science Literacy Maps.
- Technical Training - All available technical training documentation including an FAQ.