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    High School Curriculum

    The following courses align with the 2013 Washington State Science Standards (Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)) for high school.

    These courses are organized by bundling the Performance Expectations into separate units within the course. Each unit is framed within a storyline that begins with an engaging, culturally relevant, authentic phenomenon. The lesson sequence helps students make sense of the phenomena and ultimately explain the phenomena.  During the unit students engage in NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: (1) Asking Questions and Defining Problems (2) Developing and Using Models (3) Planning and Carrying Out Investigations (4) Analyzing and Interpreting Data (5) Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking (6) Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions (7) Engaging in Argument from Evidence (8) Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information. This units will be framed with NGSS Crosscutting Concepts of: (1) Patterns (2) Cause & Effect (3) Scale, Proportion & Quantity (4) Systems & System Models (5) Energy & Matter (6) Structure & Function (7) Stability & Change.

     

    Middle School Curriculum

    Pre-K & Elementary Curriculum

    Recommended Books to extend K-5 Units