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.
- Preview EDC Earth Science's scope and sequence, units, and tools.
- View EDC's press release about the curriculum.
- Read a blog post by Ruth Krumhansl.
- Learn more about our Science and STEM work.
Last Updated: April 2014