SALI: Overview

Summary: Science and Life Issues (SALI) is a standards-based, issues-oriented science course that emphasizes the life/health sciences. The course can serve as a stand-alone, full-year program or as part of a three-year integrated science with Issues and Physical Science, the SEPUP physical science course, and Issues and Earth Science, SEPUP’s Earth Science course. SALI has four process-oriented components: Scientific […]

NSTA 2017 – Los Angeles, CA

Conference Website Urban Field Ecology for Middle School Students Thursday, March 30 5:00 PM – 6:00 PMParticipate in hands-on lessons designed to engage urban middle school students in authentic ecological study of their local environment. Lessons integrate the NGSS three dimensions: designing and conducting investigations to detect ecological patterns. Bioengineering Challenges and Middle School Life […]

Correlations to the NGSS

Our internal analysis (shown below) indicates that existing programs align with many of the NGSS. We are currently making plans for revision of our programs to align completely with the NGSS and include three-dimensional assessments based on the Performance Expectations. Samples will be posted as they become available. Issues & Earth Science (IAES)Issues & Life […]

Issues and Science for California, Grade 8

Evolution Geerat VermeijVermeij is a Professor at the University of California, Davis. Blind since birth but with an acute sense of touch, he is an evolutionary biologist who studies structure and function in different kinds mollusks, from snails to squid. Scott V. EdwardsEdwards studies the genetics and evolution of birds to study patterns of speciation […]

Issues and Science for California, Grade 7

Ecology Victoria J. OrphanOrphan studies microorganisms that consume methane on the ocean floor, bridging the Ecology and Geological Processes Units. Her work is helping to show how microbes can play a role in sequestering greenhouse gases. Rachel CarsonRachel Carson was a marine biologist, environmentalist and writer who alerted the world to the harmful environmental effects […]