Education news, analysis, and opinion about science instruction.
- Science Here's How to Make Science More Relevant for Students of ColorStudents get more out of science class, these teachers say, when the lessons are linked to their own lives and communities.Science Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change: Why Some Teachers Focus on SolutionsLearning about climate change can make students feel anxious or hopeless. A solution-focused teaching approach gives them a reason for hope.Science 5 Ways to Teach Climate Change and COVID-19 During Polarized TimesRampant misinformation and politics have made science teachers' jobs harder. Teachers share five strategies to teach sensitive topics.Science Q&A Science Denial in the Classroom: What Causes It? How Should Teachers Respond?Rejection of scientific consensus is informed by students' attitudes, networks, and cognitive shortcomings. Here's how to head it off.Science More Than Half of High Schools Now Offer Computer Science, But Inequities PersistThe percentage of high schools offering computer science courses increased from 35 percent to 51 percent in just three years, new report shows.Science There Aren't Enough Computer Science Classes for All the Kids Who Want to Take ThemBlack and Hispanic students, and those from low-income families, are less likely to have access to computer science courses.Science Opinion Four Good Science Teaching Strategies & How to Use ThemThree science educators share their "go-to" teaching strategies, including encouraging student talk & implementing project-based learning.Science Opinion The Three Most Effective Instructional Strategies for Science—According to TeachersThree science educators share their favorite instructional strategies, including incorporating a sense of play in their classes.Science Make Science Education Better, More Equitable, Says National PanelStates must take steps to ensure that all students get a fair shot at learning science, says the National Academies of Science report.Science Q&A Many Schools Don't Teach About the Science of Vaccines. Here's Why They ShouldSchools play an important role in confronting misinformation and mistrust in vaccines by helping students understand how they work.Science Letter to the Editor Science-Score Declines Have Impact Well Beyond the ClassroomScience understanding is valuable not only for careers in STEM but also for students' critical thinking and analytical skills.Science The Latest Science Scores Are Out. The News Isn't Good for SchoolsAt a time when the pandemic highlights the importance of science, student scores in that subject are either flat or declining on NAEP.