Climate Change in Science Education: Survey Results

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Dr. David Evans

In February, the journal Science published an article entitled “Climate Confusion Among U.S. Teachers” that has been attracting a great deal of mainstream media attention. Examining a nationwide survey of how middle school and high science teachers address climate change in their classes, the article reveals some encouraging insights and uncovers a few areas for improvement. To help us better understand the impact of this article, we welcome Dr. David Evans, Executive Director of NSTA, to the show. Dr. Evans joins us to discuss the results of the survey, suggests how recent implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards play a role in this conversation, and offers some suggestions on how to better support science educators in teaching climate change.


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