Authors

Christopher Moore, Ph.D., is an associate professor of physics education at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Moore has worked as a physical science teacher, a professional materials scientist, and a scholar and consultant on science education. His educational research focuses on the development of scientific reasoning and expert-like science practice abilities, with an emphasis on practices that cross disciplines. He is the author of Creating Scientists: Teaching and Assessing Practices for NGSS as well as Teaching Science Thinking.

 

Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D., is a professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. An author of more than 100 science publications, Dr. Wysession was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship and Packard Foundation Fellowship for his research in geophysics. He is an expert in geoscience literacy and serves as Chair of the Earth Science Literacy Initiative. Dr. Wysession is part of The Great Courses® video series and was a NGSS writing team leader.

 

Consulting Author

Bryn Lutes, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis where she currently teaches General Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, and Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. She continuously works to incorporate in-class group activities and flipped-classroom instruction to facilitate student learning and has also developed problems for, and coordinates the implementation of, a peer-led team learning (PLTL) program.