Scientific literacy enables citizens to understand headlines, make wise decisions, and tackle complex challenges. To increase scientific literacy, we work to make science learning more engaging and accessible for all learners. From preschool to adult education, our instructional resources deepen understanding of science concepts and broaden participation in meaningful science.
We support educators in building learners’ data literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and discourse skills. We conduct rigorous studies that examine strategies to close opportunity gaps in science education and enhance instruction. Our findings produce usable and practical knowledge that help inform education leaders, decision-makers, and policymakers.
The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.
A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities, such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet.
EDC developed four online games for middle school science students that address common misconceptions about photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer.
EDC’s Chemistry: Concepts and Practices, a yearlong high school course curriculum, fosters grade 9–12 students’ scientific and data literacy; builds their reading, writing, and oral commun
The investigations in Explore It! provide an experiential foundation for the development of concepts aligned with the national standards that are addressed in formal school curricula. Explore It!
EDC’s Biology: Concepts and Practices, a yearlong high school course curriculum, fosters grade 9–12 students’ scientific and data literacy; builds their reading, writing, and oral communic
EDC led the development of SMARTR, a website of free math and science “virtual learning experiences” (VLEs) for middle-grades students.
This three-part series, funded by the National Science Foundation, features engaging activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photo
This report offers research-backed guidelines to support designers of big data interfaces for education.
EDC is collaborating with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego, to create this interactive, Web-based learning resource.