Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

March 20, 2020
You know that scene in The Martian when Matt Damon realizes he’s stuck alone on Mars? I loved it when he said, “I’m going to have to science the heck out of this.” (Um, he didn’t say “heck.”) Well, it’s pretty cool to see a bunch of scientists from all over the world assemble themselves…
March 19, 2020
Writing on the National Science Teaching Association's blog (March 19, 2020), NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch took notice of the spate of legislation intended to support climate change education — "No fewer than fifteen measures ... in the statehouses of ten states so far in 2020." He praised…
March 19, 2020
Due to the spread of coronavirus, millions of parents and guardians are finding themselves having to take on the role of parent and teacher this spring. NCSE wants to support you during this unprecedented and challenging time — and to give you the opportunity to make sure that education…
March 17, 2020
A new pair of polls (PDF) from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows increased acceptance of anthropogenic climate change and increased support for teaching climate change in the public schools, both nationally and in Florida. Respondents were presented with the prompt "Some people…
March 15, 2020
Teeth are an important indicator of the health and habits of a person. From the enamel stains of a coffee lover to dental fillings from cavities, we can glimpse into aspects of someone's lived experience. As the hardest tissue within the human body, our teeth often outlast our own lifespan and…
March 10, 2020
What is the mortality rate for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? This question is in the news a lot this week — you can see a typical example in this article from the Washington Post. The first thing for your students to understand is that…
March 6, 2020
"The War on Science," a new episode in the CBSN Originals documentary series REVERB, airing March 8, 2020, examines the intersection of on-line pseudoscience and real-life science education — and NCSE is prominently featured. NCSE's executive director Ann Reid discusses the history of NCSE and…
March 5, 2020
Senate File 3949 (PDF), introduced in the Minnesota Senate on March 4, 2020, would, if enacted, encourage public school districts in the state "to include practical, age-appropriate instruction on climate change in ... kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum," with "starting a school garden or…
March 3, 2020
Senate Resolution 2626 (PDF) would, if approved, express the support of the Rhode Island Senate for increased environmental and climate education in the state's public schools — and the NCSE/Penn State study of climate change education is cited as evidence of the need for the increase. Virtually…
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