Students are motivated to learn in the context of highly engaging and authentic “real-world” projects that guide instruction, serve to organize meaningful learning, and promote the excitement and joy of learning.
Students actively engage in science and engineering practices and mathematical reasoning to deepen their understanding of core ideas. Students work together to define problems, conduct investigations, make models, use computational thinking, write explanations, and discuss and present findings.
Our 21st century technology is designed to support a seamless implementation of our curricula. It includes all hands-on equipment needed for the classroom and top-of-the-line electronic books, probes, and mobile devices.
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Evironmental Science and Biocomplexity engages students in understanding the complex fabric of relationships between humans and the environment and the land- and resource-use challenges increasingly confronting society. It provides an excellent capstone experience for 11th and 12th grade students when used as an individual replacement module, a semester course, or a year-long intensive series of four curriculum units.
Biocomplexity is inquiry based.
The curriculum consists of authentic, inquiry-based field and lab investigations designed around cases in urban, agricultural, tropical, and polar systems. It builds on ecology, environmental science, human ecology, geography, economics, and anthropology.
Biocomplexity aligns with the Framework for the Next Generation Science Standards.
Because of its strong emphasis on science practices, disciplinary content, and cross-cutting concepts, the curriculum is very well aligned with the Framework for the Next Generation Science Standards. Students address environmental land-use challenges, choosing solutions and providing arguments and evidence to defend their choices. They model relationships among components in systems and use their models to make predictions.
Biocomplexity is meaningful to students’ lives.
Understanding the nature of the complex relationships between humans and the environment is vital and important for all citizens in an era of global human impact on the environment. This curriculum helps students acquire a biocomplex way of thinking; and with an increased knowledge of how Earth systems work, students can use biocomplexity science to make a positive difference in their environments.