NGSS Core Ideas: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy,
Charles W. (Andy) Anderson is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education,
Michigan State University, where he has been since receiving his Ph.D. in science
education from The University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He is past president of
the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. He has been co-editor
of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and associate editor of
and Instruction. He recently served as a member of NRC’s Committee on Science Learning,
K-8 and of the NAEP Science Standing Committee, and NRC’s Climate Change Education
Roundtable. He won the career award for Distinguished Contributions to Science Education
through Research from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
His current research focuses on the development of learning progressions leading
to environmental science literacy for K-12 and college students.
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