NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Energy and Matter—Flows, Cycles,
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.
Joyce Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Teacher Education and
Geological Sciences at Michigan State University. She has a PhD in biochemistry
from Princeton University and 7-12 teaching certification in biology, chemistry,
and physical science from Michigan State University. She is the coordinator of education
and outreach for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at MSU and the director
of the Certification in College Teaching Program in the College of Natural Science.
Her research focuses on how college students and pre-service and in-service teachers
develop understanding of basic scientific principles.
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