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.

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

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.
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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.
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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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Recently, I was invited to the White House’s Back-to-School Climate Education Event. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, head of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), encouraged us educators to help our students understand the “dynamics of our planet”.
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A couple of months ago, Minda Berbeco asked me to review a new book that teaches evolution to preschoolers.
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Not every educator experiences pushback when teaching about climate change. When it does happen, though, it can be surprising, particularly for someone who has been teaching for many years. Jana Dean is a middle school science teacher in Olympia, Washington.
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A few weeks ago, I wrote here about C.W., a new environmental science teacher in rural Pennsylvania who was criticized by local parents when he attempted to teach climate change using materials from the book and