Carbon: Transformations in Matter and Energy (CTIME) Curriculum

Created as part of the CTIME project—a collaborative effort of scientists, teachers, graduate students, and IT specialists to refine K–12 frameworks and assessments for learning progressions that lead to environmental science literacy—these NGSS– supported teaching units for middle and high school science levels focus on processes that transform matter and energy in organisms, ecosystems, and global systems: combustion, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, digestion, and biosynthesis. Four units—Systems and Scale, Plants, Animals, and Decomposers—examine matter and energy in flames and individual organisms. The Ecosystems and Human Energy Systems units address carbon and energy at ecosystem and global scales. Each three-week unit includes formative assessments, hands-on investigations supported by videos, molecular modeling activities, animations and simulations of carbon-transforming processes and carbon cycling, posters, and graphic organizers.

 

Full Link: http://carbontime.bscs.org/units

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