Supporting Teachers

We help students overcome common misconceptions about climate change, evolution, and the nature of science.

NCSE's lesson sets were developed with the help of practicing science teachers and tackle the most common and pervasive climate change, evolution, and nature of science misconceptions that students bring to the classroom.

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More resources to help you teach climate change, evolution, and the nature of science effectively.

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Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic.
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NCSE asked scientists, educators, authors, and science fans to write brief essays answering the question "Why teach evolution?" The result — NCSE's Why Teach Evolution essays — demonstrate the critical importance of teaching evolution in our nation's school
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Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic.
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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.
Check out our entire series explaining the science involved in the coronavirus pandemic.
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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 ...
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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!
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Climate is always changing, so what’s happening today is just normal, right? 
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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).
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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.
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I’m often approached by teachers looking for new ways to connect their students to climate change.
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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.
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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.