Each unit contains a series of sections comprising several lessons. Each lesson is based upon a learning goal that prepares students for the unit challenge in which students draw on the information presented to propose and defend a solution to an environmental issue. Unit challenges are introduced in the beginning of the units and referred to in each lesson, so their completion serves as a performance assessment for each unit.
How to Buy
The curriculum is available in electronic and/or print-on-demand form from Activate Learning. Purchase also includes access to the Teacher Guide, an electronic version of student materials and extensive online resources. You can find it on the publisher’s website.
Other features of the Biocomplexity curriculum include:
Readings – Many lessons contain short readings intended to provide a deeper level of understanding of the topics under investigation.
Investigation Protocols – Protocols are supplied for field and lab investigations or for new technology applications. These are placed after the lessons in each unit for easy reference.
Unit Reviews – Students can review the key learning goals of the unit and use multiple choice or short answer questions for review.
Blackline Masters – Copies of tables, charts, and other student materials are available at the back of the Teacher Guide.
Glossary – A glossary of terms is provided at the end of the curriculum.
Biocomplexity Website – Teachers can find copies of curriculum materials, links to additional resources, examples of student work, video clips, and datasets for student use in all four units.