New EDC Earth Science Curriculum Debuts at NSTA Conference

Picture of Ruth Krumhansl

EDC introduced its new, full-year high school school science curriculum on April 4 at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Boston. Written by Ruth Krumhansl (at left) and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science engages students in active, inquiry-oriented investigations focused on real environmental dilemmas and challenges them to analyze data to address provocative questions. The curriculum will be available for classroom use in fall 2014 (view a sample activity).

EDC Earth Science aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and state standards, is scaffolded to build upon students' prior learning, and supports teachers in assessing students' learning and building students' literacy skills—including discourse, reading, writing, and engaging in argument from evidence. A core feature of the curriculum is the use of historical, newsworthy, and fictionalized stories to spark students' interest in the content. 

Last Updated: April 2014