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Climate Change Instruction: Science Teachers’ Perspectives, Experiences and Instructional Visual Displays

Dealing with the global threat of climate change requires effective education about climate science and about climate change risks and solutions. In this study, the project team will analyze science teachers’ instructional presentations to examine climate change visual displays and will survey the teachers to document their goals for climate change instruction, the challenges they face in teaching about climate change, the sources of their visual displays and their perceptions of the trustworthiness and accuracy of the information in the displays. This study has the potential to inform the design of climate change instruction to educate a new generation about this critical and complex issue.

This project is funded by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.


  • Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • NC State College of Education NC State College of Education
  • Teams

  • Innovations in STEM Education Research Innovations in STEM Education Research
  • Project Team

    Dr Gail Jones Dr Gail Jones

    Dr Sarah J. Carrier Dr Sarah J. Carrier

    Meghan McGlinn Manfra Meghan McGlinn Manfra

    Rebecca V. Ward Rebecca V. Ward