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We give science teachers the tools and skills they need to help their students overcome misconceptions and misinformation about climate change and evolution.

Reading materials and webinars to help you support science education in your community.

March 27, 2020
Article
How will we know whether social distancing is working to stop the spread of COVID-19? It might be by studying graphs like these:
March 20, 2020
Article
You know that scene in The Martian when Matt Damon realizes he’s stuck alone on Mars?
March 19, 2020
Article
How did COVID-19 originate? Is the pangolin to blame for the current pandemic?
March 13, 2020
Activity Kit
Designed primarily for learners ages eight and older, To Lose A Tooth presents an evolutionary puzzle focused on human teeth. Participants will explore how natural selection, sexual selection, gene flow, and isolation result in genetic diversity.
March 10, 2020
What is the mortality rate for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2?
December 9, 2019
Article
A lone but confident teacher stands in front of the classroom. She is teaching an amazing lesson about climate change and the planet’s future. A hand shoots up into the air, pumping with excitement, and she thinks, “Yes, yes ...
September 18, 2019
Article
There is no shortage of material available to teachers–but it's not always easy to find resources that are free and of the highest quality. We've done the sifting and sorting for you!
November 16, 2018
Article
Climate is always changing, so what’s happening today is just normal, right? 
June 15, 2016
Article
This blog installment focuses on perhaps the most well known example of natural selection in action (and a topic we have covered in the blog before): The peppered moth (Biston betularia).
April 26, 2016
Article
Natural selection is part of every state’s high school science standards, but that doesn’t mean we teachers are always successful in connecting our students with the topic.
January 26, 2016
Article
I’m often approached by teachers looking for new ways to connect their students to climate change.
January 15, 2016
Article
The prospect of climate change is daunting. Learning about it can be disheartening, even depressing, for students. As a result, even students who learn the basics of climate science may still fail to appreciate that humans can take actions to reduce climate changes and its impacts.
January 15, 2016
Article
There is virtually unanimous scientific agreement about climate change. Yet due to both the inherent complexity of the topic and the social controversies surrounding it, confusion and doubt often persist.
January 13, 2016
Article
Valerie First is a docent at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in Sanford, Florida, and the Orlando Science Center.
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