Curricula

Textbook Name Source Grade Level Version Description Website
BSCS Science: An Inquiry Approach Kendall Hunt 9-12 hard copy BSCS Science: An Inquiry Approach represents a new generation of instructional materials for high school science. The program introduces students to the core concepts in inquiry, the life science, the Earth and space science, and the physical science, as articulated in the National Science Education Standards. BSCS Science: An Inquiry Approach provides high school students nationwide with a rigorous, coherent alternative to the traditional sequence of biology, chemistry, and physics. Visit Site
Building Blocks of Science Digging Earth Materials Carolina Biological K hard copy Soil, rocks, and water are naturals with kindergarten scientists. This unit begins with student pairs describing and sorting a 8 rocks and minerals, chosen for color, pattern, and high interest. Students ask questions, make predictions, and build age-appropriate understandings of earth materials. They identify landforms and bodies of water. The kit provides enough earth materials and modeling dough for each student to build a model island complete with landforms and bodies of water. Visit Site
Building Blocks of Science Energy Works Carolina Biological 3-5 hard copy Energy? It?s in the news and in your classroom. Students build an electric circuit, connect a solar cell, light a bulb, and set a buzzer buzzing and a motor spinning. Actively working through a series of 5 lessons, students trace the flow of energy through a circuit and explore alternative, potential, and kinetic energy in systems powered by wind, sun, and water. In addition to working with the solar cell, students build a spinning wind turbine and a working water wheel. Visit Site
Building Blocks of Science Sky Watchers Carolina Biological 1-2 hard copy Introduce students to the fundamentals of astronomy by engaging them in direct observations of the sun, earth, moon, and solar system. Students describe differences between daytime and nighttime skies, use models and demonstrations to understand the earth?s rotation, perform experiments to investigate the effects of the sun?s light and heat, trace the path of a shadow, and compare temperatures in sun and shade. They also study the moon and synthesize information about the planets. Visit Site
Catastrophic Events Carolina Biological 6-8 e-Book This middle school student lab book in Earth science focuses on severe weather and catastrophic events on the Earth: Storms, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes. Visit Site
CK-12 Earth Science for Middle School CK-12 Foundation 6-8 Online Textbook Covers the study of Earth - its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy. Visit Site
Conceptual Integrated Science 2e 2013 with MasteringPhysics Pearson/Prentice Hall 9-12 hard copy Conceptual Integrated Science covers physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and biology at a level appropriate for non-science students. The conceptual approach relates science to everyday life, is personal and direct, deemphasizes jargon, and emphasizes central ideas. The conceptual ideas serve as the foundation supporting and integrating all the sciences. Visit Site
Content Essentials for Science Glencoe/McGraw-Hill K - 6 hard copy Standards-based science content PLUS nonfiction literacy instruction. Visit Site
Coordinated Science Physical, Earth and Space Sciences: An innovative core curriculum It's About Time 9-12 hard copy Coordinated Science Physical, Earth and Space Sciences: An innovative core curriculum assembled from our proven inquiry-based programs in each of the three basic content areas. Each program was originally supported by the National Science Foundation and developed by leading educators. Coordinated Science is a proven guided-inquiry, project-based course that works with students of all learning levels. Visit Site
Cross-Text Science Set: Earth: Fast Changes Benchmark Education 1-6 hard copy No description available. Visit Site