Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

January 22, 2020
South Dakota's Senate Bill 59, which would allow the misrepresentation of science in the classroom, was introduced on January 21, 2020. If enacted, SB 59 would provide, "No teacher may be prohibited from assisting students to understand, analyze, critique, or review, in an objective scientific…
January 21, 2020
Why teach evolution? Let me answer this question, first, as an educator, and, second, as a Christian theologian interested in the relationship of science to religion. As an educator I believe students need to understand the story of life on our planet accurately. By ignoring evolution, schools and…
January 21, 2020
A story examining the challenges of teaching climate change education in US schools published in Outside (January 18, 2020) featured NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch, the NCSE/Penn State survey (PDF) of climate change educators, and NCSE Teacher Ambassador Mary Morrow. Branch was…
January 20, 2020
A pair of bills in the Washington state legislature, House Bill 1496 and Senate Bill 5576, aimed at "establishing a comprehensive initiative to increase learning opportunities and improve educational outcomes in climate science literacy," have been reintroduced in the legislature. Affirming that…
January 15, 2020
I teach my students evolution for the same reason my high school teachers taught me US history. Evolution tells us how we got here. It’s how we understand what has happened in the past, how the Earth and ecosystems have changed over time, how extinctions and climate change have affected the world,…
January 14, 2020
Growing up, I was raised to believe in a young-earth creation story according to a literal interpretation of the Genesis story in the Bible. I didn’t have my first exposure to the concept of evolution until I was a sophomore in high school. Being particularly bad at science, I had to get extra…
January 14, 2020
Assembly Bill 1922, introduced on January 13, 2020, would, if enacted, amend California's adopted course of study for science to include "coursework including material on the causes and effects of climate change" from grades 1 to 12. Additionally, at least one of the two courses required for…
January 13, 2020
It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2020! Colleges and universities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, civic groups, and just plain folks across the country — and the world — are preparing to celebrate Darwin Day, on or around February…
January 10, 2020
In the biology courses that I teach, evolution is the anchor for all my units. I use the discovery of the theory of evolution by means of natural selection to teach about the nature of science starting the first week of school. I teach about the endosymbiotic theory to explain the evolution of…
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