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Tag: science education

Greenland ocean at sunset.

Aug 26, 2020

Lessons for Educators on Teaching Climate Change

Researchers found a strategy to teach students climate change, but also saw outside beliefs influence learning. 

Glitter on hand.

Aug 5, 2020

Back to School: Helping Children Estimate 6 Feet, Understand Spread of Microbes

Students and their parents are preparing for the return of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at NC State offered tips to help ease the transition for parents and caregivers. 

an empty classroom

May 6, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change. 

A bird watcher makes notes in the field.

Jul 10, 2018

More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself. 

Sep 27, 2016

NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham

Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading. 

Sep 14, 2016

Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences. 

Sep 7, 2016

Do Teachers’ Climate Change Beliefs Influence Students?

A coastal North Carolina study examines effects of middle school teaching and students' climate knowledge.