Social Justice in the Science Classroom

  • In this NextGenNavigator blog, Dr. Philip Bell and Dr. Deb L. Morrison provide a brief overview of the cultural and social lenses teachers should consider when designing and implementing science lessons. They provide a list of resources to explore, including several from Learning in Places, STEM Teaching Tools, and Indigenous Education Tools. 
  • Use with educators, administrators, and professional learning providers to begin considering how to center social justice in science learning.

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People to Contact: 

  • Dr. Deb L. Morrison, UW Institute of Science + Math Education []

Dr. Philip Bell, UW Institute of Science + Math Education []

Link to Resource

Bell, P., & Morrison, D. (2020). Social justice-centered science teaching and learning. In “Social Justice in the Science Classroom”, May 2020 Next Gen Navigator, National Science Teacher Association. Guest editor for issue.

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CLEAR Environmental Contributor
Last Updated
February 28, 2023
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K-12 Education
Climate Justice Learning
Science Education
Resource Created on
February 28, 2023