Curricula

Textbook Name Source Grade Level Version Description Website
21st Century Science Britannica 7-12 hard copy This series examines the science behind three current fields of research and explores the implications for future scientific developments. Readers are also introduced to some of the controversies surrounding these subject areas to better understand the risks and benefits associated with modern advances Visit Site
AGS Globe Earth Science Pearson/Prentice Hall 9-12 hard copy This student-friendly program uses STEM integrations and real-world examples that show students the relevance of science in their daily lives, while providing comprehensive coverage of skills and concepts. Engaging Untamed Science videos captivate students and concise lessons motivate learners at a 4th-grade reading level, allowing them to concentrate on learning the content. Visit Site
An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Britannica 7-12 hard copy Our search for knowledge about the universe has been remarkable, heartbreaking, fantastical, and inspiring, and this search is just beginning. This series takes high school and college students through a virtual time warp of our discovery. From the space programs of the 1960s to today?s space tourism and the promise of distant planet colonization, readers will be transfixed. Thrilling narratives about scientific contributors and technological advances will rouse the imagination. Each book includes photographs and illustrations that transport readers more deeply into the interstellar action. Visit Site
Astronomy Today 7e 2011 with MasteringAstronomy Pearson/Prentice Hall 9-12 hard copy With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken students to the universe around them. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making ?how we know what we know? an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries and theories, and it has been streamlined to keep students focused on the essentials and to develop an understanding of the ?big picture.? Visit Site
BSCS Science Tracks: Designing Environmental Solutions Kendall Hunt 5 hard copy In this module, students examine possible solutions to environmental problems, such as water pollution from oil spills, solid waste, and destruction of wildlife habitat. Students evaluate proposed solutions to such problems by using the IDEA Method--identifying the problem, describing possible solutions, evaluating the risks and benefits of each possible solution, and arriving at a solution. In this process, students become acquainted with the constraints and trade-offs involved in proposing solutions to environmental problems. They apply the processes of technological problem-solving as they investigate a local environmental problem and propose possible solutions. Visit Site
BSCS Science Tracks: Investigating Earth Materials Kendall Hunt 2 hard copy As the title implies, this is an earth science module in which students investigate rocks, soils, and water and the interactions among them. The students observe the earth materials around them and compare different types of soils and rocks. They become aware that soils and rocks vary from place to place in terms of color, texture, and reactions with water. The module includes an introduction to fossils and their formation. www.kendallhunt.com/store-product.aspx?id=4124
BSCS Science Tracks: Investigating Objects in the Sky Kendall Hunt 3 hard copy In this module, students explore and describe the position, appearance, and motion (or apparent motion) of objects in the sky, specifically the Moon, the Sun and the stars. They use their shadows to determine the changing position of the Sun in the daytime sky and use direct observations to describe the changing position of the Moon during the day and at night and of the stars in the nighttime sky. Students also observe that the Moon appears to change its shape every day in a repeating pattern that takes approximately one month. Visit Site
BSCS Science Tracks: Investigating the Changing Earth Kendall Hunt 4 hard copy This module continues students' investigations of earth materials--soils, rocks, and water--that began in Level 1. In this module, students build on their understanding of the properties of soil, rocks, and water by investigating changes on the surface of Earth due to weathering and erosion. They learn about land forms and how those land forms change over time because of the interactions among soil, rocks, water, and wind. Students construct and use stream tables to investigate the flow of water over Earth's surface. They also learn about sudden changes in Earth's surface due to volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes, and flooding. The module introduces the concept of the rock cycle through an imaginative story about Sam, the grain of sand, and his travels. www.kendallhunt.com/store-product.aspx?id=4103
BSCS Science Tracks: Investigating Weather Kendall Hunt 1 hard copy Students begin this module by using their senses to observe and describe the weather around them. From their sensory observations, students identify patterns, such as seasonal changes, and general weather conditions. Because sensory data usually are not accurate, students use tools, such as thermometers, rain gauges, and wind speed indicators, to describe weather conditions accurately. Teams of students use the tools to collect data of changes in the weather over time and then use their data to describe and compare changes in the weather from day to day. Visit Site
BSCS Science Tracks: Investigating Weather Systems Kendall Hunt 5 hard copy Students begin this module by using their senses to observe and describe the weather around them. From their sensory observations, students identify patterns, such as seasonal changes, and general weather conditions. Because sensory data usually are not accurate, students use tools, such as thermometers, rain gauges, and wind speed indicators, to describe weather conditions accurately. Teams of students use the tools to collect data of changes in the weather over time and then use their data to describe and compare changes in the weather from day to day. Visit Site
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