Climate Change in Science Education: Survey Results
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.
- Climate Confusion Among U.S. Teachers (Science)
- NSTA’s Climate Science Resources
- NSTA Virtual Conference: Climate Science in the Classroom
- NGSS@NSTA Hub
- NGSS Blog
- Global Climate Change (NASA)
- American Meteorological Society: DataStreme Atmosphere
- Climate Wisconsin
- Lab Out Loud episode 114: Be Climate Smart with NCSE’s Mark McCaffrey
- Lab Out Loud episode 31: THE AMS Education Program
Connect with our guest:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSTA.FB
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/nsta
- David Evans Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidE_NSTA
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/official_NSTA/
Don’t forget to plan your trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Nashville, March 31-April 3.
See http://www.nsta.org/conferences/national.aspx for registration, schedule, sessions, exhibits and housing.
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