Building Middle School Students' Understanding of Heredity and Evolution

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This Early-Stage Design and Development project is developing NGSS-friendly middle school curriculum units on Heredity and Evolution that build skills in constructing explanations and understanding of cause and effect and include embedded formative and summative assessment measures. We will conduct an in-depth study to elucidate how 3D learning contributes to students' conceptual understanding of heredity and evolution, and the supports middle school teachers need to enact 3D curricula and support their students.

Co-PI(s): Kevin Pompei, and Dina Drits-Esser, University of Utah; Kristin Bass, PhD, Rockman et al

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