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Millions of students don't get an accurate science education

How do we know?

The National Center for Science Education believes they deserve better.

The Root of the Problem

Science teachers recognize that evolution and climate change are widely misunderstood or rejected in many places.

Teaching these topics without specific training is challenging. Many teachers avoid these well-established yet culturally controversial areas of science to avoid conflict.

60% of high school biology teachers teach evolution inaccurately or inadequately.

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40% of middle and high school teachers teach climate change inaccurately.

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How We Help

The National Center for Science Education:

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Supporting Teachers

Teacher Ambassadors across 29 states and Puerto Rico

Breaking Down Barriers

Graduate Student Outreach Fellows in 7 states

Catalyzing Action

States with anti-science education legislative activity in 2019

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November 18, 2019
NCSE is pleased to congratulate John S. Mead, one of NCSE's Teacher Ambassadors, on receiving the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award — sponsored by BSCS Science Learning and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action — for 2019. BEACON's Louise S. Mead, a…
November 12, 2019
In his essay "How Do We Know that Human Activities Have Affected Global Climate?" — posted on Sigma Xi's blog on November 11, 2019 — Ben Santer explains the scientific research that produced the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's conclusion that "the balance of evidence suggests a…
November 10, 2019
“I want to make it my hometown,” said an eight-year-old boy, quickly replacing water features with blocks and blocks of sand. We had been leading the outreach activity Cool Cities, focused on mitigating the heat island effect, at San Francisco’s Oracle Park for a couple of hours at that point, and…
November 7, 2019
“I had to do it. There was no ‘choice,’” Lacey Wieser explains about her decision last year to resign as Arizona’s Director of K–12 Science and STEM. The Arizona superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, had just asked Wieser to strike references to evolution in a draft set of science…
November 5, 2019
Public schools in Florida are not teaching about climate change consistently or adequately, according to a detailed story in the Bradenton Herald (November 2, 2019).  "Though it starts to broach the subject of climate change, along with greenhouse gases and fossil fuels, even Florida's…
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