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Science & Sustainability | Revised

Science & Sustainability | Revised


Science and Sustainability explores issues involving the trade-offs between obtaining necessary resources and maintaining the sustainability of Earth's ecosystems. The course presents evidence-rich scenarios focusing on the nature and implications of sustainable development. By considering some of these important issues, students will practice skills for making decisions critical to their future, the future of their local communities, and even the future of life on Earth.  

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Details at a Glance

  • 1 year | ~50 minute class periods
  • 37 Activities
  • Accommodates 5 classes, each with 8 groups of 4 students
  • Consumables service 160 students
  • Includes Spanish student materials
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • Includes digital resources
  • Developed in partnership with SEPUP
  • Includes assessment

Scope & Sequence

Content in Science & Sustainability | Revised is organized into 4 units, as follows:

Living on Earth

Living on Earth

Unit issue: The ways that humans interact with the environment can cause dramatic changes over time.

Overarching question: How do humans affect the environment over time?

5-9 periods (1-2 weeks)

Feeding the World

Feeding the World

Unit issue: People rely on natural resources, including fish, for many reasons, including food, yet many fisheries are no longer sustainable.

Overarching question: How can we use our knowledge about ecology to make informed decisions about managing fisheries to be more sustainable?

33-38 periods (7-8 weeks)

Using Earth's Resources

Using Earth's Resources

Unit issue: Human health is increasingly subject to emerging global patterns, including extreme heat events, changes in the frequency of disease, and climate effects on the food supply.

Overarching question: What are the challenges to human health in a changing world?

31-42 periods (6-8 weeks)

Moving the World

Moving the World

Unit issue: People rely on genetically engineered crop plants to maintain a global food supply, but the use of this technology can impact sustainability.

Overarching question: How do genetically engineered crops affect the sustainability of food production?

23-34 periods (5-7 weeks)

Program Components

Lab-Aids programs combine components to make a system for learning. Learn more about each of the four components below. 

What comes with my unit materials?

The complete equipment package includes all the equipment needed to teach the activities and one license for our online teacher portal.

Equipment for all Curriculum Activities

Includes a mobile storage cart and a complete set of materials for 17 units of study. Our complete equipment package supports up to 5 classes of 32 students.

Online Teacher Portal License

Online Teacher Portal access for one teacher for 7 years, which includes: Teacher Edition, Student Book, slide decks and supplemental resources.

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What are the options for student access?

Student access is not included in the Complete Equipment Package to keep purchasing options flexible. You have the option of purchasing printed student books, online student access, or both.

Student Book

Additional $99.95 per book

Hardbound, high-quality student books are designed to last the length of an adoption for use year after year. Unlike a traditional texbook, the Student Book does not provide science content through reading and questions alone. Instead students are encouraged to question, investigate, and analyze in each of the heavily field-tested activities. 

Online Student Portal License

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The online student portal is optional but highly recommended. Here students will find access to Remote Learning Activities in case of an absence, support tools like ReadSpeaker with translation, and can have direct communication with the teacher (for schools who want this feature).

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Additional Curriculum Materials

If you need hard copies or additional supplies, we provide a suite of materials designed to supplement and support your complete, custom package.

  • #SLN-1
    Lab-Aids Science Lab Notebook
    The Science Lab Notebook is blank and can be used with any unit or program. 160 pages, each featuring GraphAnywhere, which allows data tables and graphs to be drawn quickly, and a format that helps organization of labs and notes.
  • #SS-R1TE
    Teacher Edition and Resources | Printed
    Science and Sustainability Teacher's Guide, Revised Edition
  • #SS-1MWB
    Material World | Companion book
    Material World hardcover book, used with Science and Sustainability course. A class set of at least one book per each pair of students is recommended.

    NOT INCLUDED with Science and Sustainability Complete Materials Package.


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