The following resources (in PDF format) are available for personal use. They include: white and position papers, AAAS Annual Reports, essays and collection booklets of specially selected Science papers focused on a specific discipline (e.g. Astronomy) or theme (e.g. Climate Change).

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
    Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices

    This new book "Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices," is the result of a AAAS/NSF meeting that drew participants from nearly 50 institutions to identify tools and techniques that can be used in describing teaching practices.

    It discusses five techniques that individuals or organizations can use to measure STEM teaching: faculty and student surveys, interviews, classroom observations and teaching portfolios. The best descriptions of STEM teaching typically involve the use of multiple techniques, the book concludes. »

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    March SB&F

    The March issue of SB&F has a special bibliography of books celebrating women in science. »

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    February SB&F

    The February issue of SB&F features the winners of the 2014 AAAS/Suburu SB&F Prize. »

  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    AAAS MemberCentral: Every Scientist Has a Story

    Each of the AAAS scientists profiled in this publication has a personal story of scientific discovery. A moment when their curiosity compelled them to pursue new knowledge about the world around us. We invite you to read about these AAAS member scientists and policymakers who are on the frontlines of science and society.

  • Friday, January 31, 2014
    Telling Your Story: A How-To Guide

    This interactive guide on science communication provides highly nuanced information on everything from how to prepare for a talk to handling the Q&A period. This digital booklet also includes advice from AAAS members who share their wisdom earned through years of speaking in front of peers, colleagues, and audiences outside of the sciences. »

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014
    January SB&F

    In the January 2014 issue of SB&F we present our list of the best books and AV materials reviewed in 2013. Enjoy! »

  • Monday, December 30, 2013
    Space Shuttle Discovery

    This is the space shuttle Discovery, built by NASA in the 1970s, it flew 39 times into space in over 27 years of service. It was retired in 2011 and now has a permanent home at the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located near Washington, D.C.

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    December Science Books & Films

    This issue of Science Books & Films features a Holiday Gift Buying guide so you can find a science book or science movie for everyone on your list. Also included, our latest picks for books and films for all ages and the new Mystery Image Contest. »

  • Friday, November 8, 2013
    November SB&F

    In the November issue of SB&F we announce the Finalists for the 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize. Also included is a Feature article called “Science Fairs and the Next Generation Science Standards.” »

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    SB&F October cover

    Our October issue features some Halloween treats: a list of spooky, sciency books and some interesting suggestions for places to discover the science behind some of Halloween's most familiar icons. »