Science Curriculum

CA NGSS Science Curriculum Review

Overview andrea-starace

In 2013, the State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  With the new standards, science practices and crosscutting concepts are valued in addition to rich science content.  We are excited to announce that we are in the process of adopting 6th – 12th Science Curriculum materials that align to the NGSS.  

How to Review Science Curriculum

We invite you to preview and provide input toward the program options below. We will also have curriculum displays for preview and feedback at the Serna Center. Our committee will meet to decide a program after both programs have been piloted.  

Feedback Form

Click here for feedback form. 

Para acceder a la página de comentarios en español, haga clic aquí.

Please provide all feedback through the form by February 3rd, 2020.  

We appreciate your support and work toward helping our committee identify a program in the best interest of our students.

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High School Biology/ Earth
Science Curriculum Choices

Our high school program curriculum options support instruction that prepare students for college, career and life.  All of our curriculum options support the primary content area (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and integrate a secondary content area (Earth Science).  

Please review the High School Biology/Earth pilot summaries of HMH and STEMscopes below. Then fill out the feedback form. 

HMH

Unit: Carbon in the Earth System

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High School Physics/ Earth
Science Curriculum Choices

Our high school program curriculum options support instruction that prepare students for college, career and life.  All of our curriculum options support the primary content area (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and integrate a secondary content area (Earth Science).  

Please review the High School Physics/Earth pilot summaries of HMH and STEMscopes below. Then fill out the feedback form. 

HMH

Unit 1 Motion and Forces

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High School Chemistry/ Earth
Science Curriculum Choices

Our high school program curriculum options support instruction that prepare students for college, career and life.  All of our curriculum options support the primary content area (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and integrate a secondary content area (Earth Science).  

Please review the High School Chemistry/ Earth pilot summaries of HMH and Pearson below. Then fill out the feedback form. 

HMH

Unit 2: Heat and Energy in the Earth System

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6th Grade
Science Curriculum Choices

Our 6th grade curriculum options support viable instructional experience that integrate life, physical and earth/space science.  The program options include: Green Ninja and Amplify Science. 

Please review the 6th grade pilot summaries below a then fill out the feedback form. 

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7/8th Grade
Science Curriculum Choices

Our 7th/8th grade curriculum options support viable instructional experiences that integrate life, physical and earth/space science.  The program options include: Activate Learning (IQWST) and Amplify Science. 

Please review the 7/8th grade pilot summaries below and then fill out the feedback form. 

IQWST

This Unit, What Makes Up Earth’s Natural Resources?, focuses on two big ideas: 

Planet Earth is made up of natural resources that humans rely on and use in a variety of ways.