Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Climate Change and the New Draft Frameworks for Science Education (and your chance to comment)

The National Science Education Standards were published in 1996 -- almost 15 years ago. Earlier this month, the National Research Council released the Preliminary Public Draft of a Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards. In the 1996 Standards, climate change was given the short shrift. This draft gives considerably more attention to climate change, and why it is important to understand it (and especially humanity's role). There is an opportunity for public input, but, for this draft only until August 2, 2010. So, I'll invite you to take a look there and spend your time reading and commenting on that document rather than anything I might say at the moment.

1 comment:

mpls basics said...

What do educators tell their students about this: It is 2010. Greenhouse gas emissions have to be stabilized by 2015. That's five years from now. (Take a look at ) The clock is ticking. We are way behind is seriously addressing this problem. We only watch as Congress fiddles. What can you do to stop global warming? Write, phone and email:

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6175

Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
B243 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax: 202-225-4092