About the Collection

One of the primary goals of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science is to develop and maintain a nationally accessible refereed collection of exemplary case studies in all areas of science for use at the undergraduate, graduate, and high school level. We have been working toward this goal for over 15 years and our collection of more than 450 peer-reviewed cases has become the centerpiece of our website.

The cases in our collection are written by science faculty primarily from the U.S. and Canada, although our authors also hail from Sweden, Egypt, and Australia.  Cases on our site are published after undergoing a rigorous process of peer review and revision.  All of them have teaching notes. Many also have answer keys, which are password protected. Copyright for these materials is held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. They may be used by teachers subject to our usage guidelines (see Permitted Uses).

We invite you to browse the collection. We also encourage you to become a member of our community by submitting a case of your own or by becoming one of our case reviewers.