Addressing controversial science topics in the K-12 classroom
- A practice brief with many embedded resources to engage students in controversial science topics, including discourse strategies, argumentation scaffolds, and background information about scientific versus social controversies.
- Use with educators, families, administrators, professional learning providers to help them envision how they might engage students in controversial topics in their own specific contexts.
- STEM Teaching Tools at the Institute for Science + Math Education
People to Contact:
Dr. Philip Bell, UW Institute of Science + Math Education [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Morrison, D., Bell, P., Chowning, J., & Klein, E. (2017). Addressing controversial science topics in the K-12 classroom. https://stemteachingtools.org/brief/44. University of Washington, STEM Teaching Tools.