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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.

33% of high school biology teachers fail to unequivocally acknowledge the scientific consensus on evolution

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

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Our Impact

The National Center for Science Education:

Supports Teachers

Catalyzes Action

Investigates Science Education

Supports Teachers

Our Supporting Teachers program provides free lesson sets that help students overcome common misconceptions about climate change, evolution, and the nature of science.

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Catalyzes Action

What we're monitoring:

Click to find the latest news on evolution and climate change education in your state.

Investigates Science Education

The findings from our Making the Grade? research report assessing the treatment of climate change in every state's science standards continue to garner media attention.

Making the Grade? In the News

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Amid climate change crisis, Pa.'s science curriculum falls short
  • Yale Climate Connections Many states get poor grades on their climate education standards
  • Houston Chronicle Education watchdogs give Texas an 'F' for its climate change curriculum