The next-generation science standards—scientific ideas that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school—include a crosscutting focus on cause and effect. As such, teaching causality is something that teachers are thinking about and trying to introduce in different ways.
In this video, we speak with Tina Grotzer, an Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a cognitive scientist whose research identifies ways in which our understanding of the nature of causality impacts our ability to deal with complexity in the world.
Dr. Grotzer explores several resources designed to help teachers weave lessons of causality into an existing science curriculum and highlights resources to teach causality as it relates to environmental issues.
Highlighting resources that focus on teaching causality as it relates to topics in physics and biology.
Featuring resources focused on teaching causality as it relates to environmental issues.
Exploring two resources designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of ecosystems and causal patterns: EcoMUVE and EcoMOBILE.