Evidence of Alignment

Unit at a glance

Take ten minutes to watch an overview of Land, Water. and Human Interactions, from Issues and Science, developed by SEPUP. The first five minutes covers the unit's anchoring phenomenon, the unit issue, and a brief visit to each lesson, while the second half takes a deep dive into one activity. This is a great way to quickly see how SEPUP's new NGSS units are structured.


Each program component references the others to form a cohesive learning system for teachers and students.

Each learning journey should have a clear path


Each Performance Expectation comes at the top of the SEPUP Learning Pathway; a guide for sequencing activities showing connections between the three dimensions of the NGSS as well as Common Core Standards.

Land, Water and Human Interactions bundles five PEs: ESS2-2, ESS2-4, ESS3-3, ETS1-1, ETS1-2.

Program Supports


An intentionally flexible approach to all program activity types help accomplish our goal that all students achieve scientific literacy. 


Integrated into the programs the SEPUP assessment system sets up ways to collect evidence on student learning and improve performance.


Embedded strategies help teachers explore students' thinking and give students multiple opportunities to confront their preconceptions.

Issues as anchoring phemonema

SEPUP Third Edition | NGSS

Other NGSS curriculum we looked at did not have all the components we were looking for: hands-on, real-world issues, literacy supports, and cross-curricular opportunities. Plus, being able to have it all in one neat package (quite literally with the carts) is one of the best bonuses of this program!

Donna Ferraiolo, Common Core Science Facilitator, Agawam, MA

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