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Help your students understand that science is not only a part of their everyday lives, but that the decisions they make play a role in their local communities. The Science and Sustainability (S&S) course uses themes and activities related to local and global sustainability to present key concepts from the life, earth, chemical, and physical sciences.  

Supports the use of interdisciplinary bundles of NGSS Performance Expectations for instruction as well as support for Common Core ELA and Mathematics. Science and Sustainability is a truly integrated approach to understanding the complex environmental issues of today.

S&S UNITS

LIVING ON EARTH UNIT  (11 week unit)
Over-arching Issue: Sustainable practices can reduce impact on ecosystems. What are the personal, community, and global perspectives that best inform our actions?

FEEDING THE WORLD UNIT  (8 week unit)
Over-arching Issue: What are the trade-offs between society’s need to provide people with adequate nutrients and the ecological impacts of modern methods of food production?

USING EARTH’S RESOURCES UNIT (9 week unit)
Over-arching Issue: How can we reduce our impact on the environment as we explore and use Earth’s resources to produce material goods?

MOVING THE WORLD UNIT  (7 week unit)
Over-arching Issue: What is the critical interplay between energy production,energy use, and sustainable development?

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