Scientific literacy is an important aspect of our democracy. Science teachers have an important role – to prepare students for the responsibilities of active citizenship. On March 3, 2018, dozens of educators in the United States and from around the world took part in this live, 4-hour virtual conference to learn strategies on how to teach, sometimes controversial topics like climate science, vaccinations, and evolution. The presentations were provided by NSTA’s Executive Director, Dr. David Evans, and other invited presenters.
Opening General Session: Teaching Just Science in the Science Classroom
Teaching and Learning of Nature of Science through the Use of Controversial Issues in Science
Science Denial: Why Is It Increasing? What Can We Do About It?
Closing Presentation and Final Survey: A Teacher's Experience with Controversial Topics in the Classroom