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.

Experts

Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Abigail Jurist Levy
Senior Research Scientist
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Melanie Sany
Senior Technical Advisor for Youth Livelihoods

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on science. To see more, visit our Resources section.

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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

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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

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Developed by EDC with support from the National Science Foundation and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science is a full year, activity-driven high school earth science course that is ful

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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

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This report offers research-backed guidelines to support designers of big data interfaces for education.

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EDC developed four online games for middle school science students that address common misconceptions about photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer.

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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!

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EDC led the development of SMARTR, a website of free math and science “virtual learning experiences” (VLEs) for middle-grades students.

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EDC is collaborating with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego, to create this interactive, Web-based learning resource.

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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.