Investigating Science Education

Conducting high-quality research to better understand science education.

Investigating Science Education aims to produce high-quality research relevant to understanding, maintaining, and improving science education, especially with regard to socially but not scientifically controversial topics such as evolution and climate change.

Although there is a vast body of research on science education in general, NCSE’s experience and expertise in helping educators overcome obstacles to the teaching of evolution and climate change, together with its institutional resources and extensive network of collaborators and advisors, enables Investigating Science Education to make unique contributions.

Read about some of our research:

Mixed Messages: How Climate Change is Taught in America’s Public Schools

This detailed report is the first nationwide survey of climate change education in the United States, conceived and funded by NCSE and conducted in collaboration with researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

Read the white paper

Making the Grade? How State Public School Standards Address Climate Change

Making the Grade? provides an analysis of every state's science standards when it comes to climate change. Developed by NCSE and the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, the report has a companion website with an interactive map.

Read the study

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