Lindsey Mohan

Professional Title
Research Associate
Citations of DRK-12 or Related Work (DRK-12 work is denoted by *)
  • BSCS Science Learning and Oregon Public Broadcasting (2020). A Medical Mystery [curriculum unit]. Retrieved from*
  • OpenSciEd. (2019-2020). Thermal Energy, Light & Matter, Ecosystem Dynamics & Biodiversity, Forces at a Distance, Plate Tectonics & Rock Cycling, Metabolic Reactions, Weather, Climate, & Water Cycling. [curriculum units]. Retrieved from
  • BSCS Science Learning and UCAR (2019). GLOBE Weather [curriculum unit]. Retrieved from
  • Anderson, A., Gane, B., Hmelo-Silver, C., Moulding, B., Mohan, L., Vo, T. (2019). CCCs as epistemic heuristics to guide student sense-making of phenomena. In Fick, S. J., Nordine, J., & McElhaney, K. W. (Eds.). (2019). Proceedings of the Summit for Examining the Potential for Crosscutting Concepts to Support Three-Dimensional Learning (pp.41-51). Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia. Retrieved from
Michigan State University (MSU)

This project builds on prior efforts with learning progressions, and is focused on key carbon-transforming processes in socio-ecological systems at multiple scales, including cellular and organismal metabolism, ecosystem energetics and carbon cycling, carbon sequestration, and combustion of fossil fuels. The primary project outcomes will be coordinated instructional tools that are useful to professionals at all levels in the science education system--classroom teachers, professional developers, and developers of curricula, standards and assessments.


This partnership of BSCS Science Learning, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advances curriculum materials development for high quality units that are intentionally designed for adaptation by teachers for their local context. The project will create a base unit on carbon cycling as a foundation for understanding how and why the Earth's climate is changing, and it will study the process of localizing the unit for teachers to implement across varied contexts to incorporate local phenomena, problems, and solutions.