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Alan Alda with a model Neanderthal
The Human Spark

What is the nature of human uniqueness? Where and when did the human spark ignite, and why? In "The Human Spark," a three-part series to be broadcast on PBS, Alan Alda takes these questions personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents and participating directly in many experiments.

Multimedia Gallery & Photo Galleries

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How NSF enhances our nation's security (Full length version)

A brief look at some of the many ways NSF-funded science and engineering helps strengthen America's security and safeguard our infrastructure, national interests and communities.

Learning Resources

Classroom Resources

A collection of lessons and web resources for teachers, students & their families.

Research on learning in formal & informal settings

Funding for research that advances science education.

NSF Funding & Research Community