INTERLEAVING: Because Learning Loves

The EduChange program’s meticulously scaffolded design seamlessly integrates reading, math and lab skills. Before it was up to the teachers to try to be aware of all these needs and to try to integrate them more or less on the fly. EduChange takes the pressure off of my planning and I feel confident the students are being exposed to the proper skills in a meaningful manner.

Trish Beck
Science Teacher Leader, Graded School, Sao Paulo, Brazil

We reorganized content in an integrated fashion to deepen conceptual understanding. For added depth, those permutations then interplay with our laboratory, disciplinary literacy, applied math, instructional & assessment systems to ensure students are building fortified knowledge networks.

Click a subject area below and then click on any corresponding textbook chapter. You will see a pop-up showing how Integrated Science iteratively revisits concepts that most courses only address once. Our designs interleave concepts in new combinations and contexts, preventing student boredom that stems from two forms of repetition: rote memorization and rote re-teaching.

Biology I and Integrated Science

The following alignment is based on Holt Biology, Florida Edition (2010) a standard text for high school Biology classrooms.

Unit 1 Principles of Cell Biology

Chapter 1       Biology and You

Chapter 2       Chemistry of Life

Chapter 3       Cell Structure

Chapter 4       Cells and Their Environment

Chapter 5       Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Chapter 6       Chromosomes and Cell Reproduction

Unit 2 Principles of Genetics

Chapter 7       Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Chapter 8       Mendel and Heredity

Chapter 9       DNA: The Genetic Material

Chapter 10     How Proteins Are Made

Chapter 11     Gene Technology

Unit 3 Exploring Evolution

Chapter 12     History of Life on Earth

Chapter 13     The Theory of Evolution

Chapter 14     Classification of Organisms

Unit 4 Principles of Ecology

Chapter 15     Populations

Chapter 16     Ecosystems

Chapter 17     Biological Communities

Chapter 18     The Environment

Unit 5 Exploring Diversity

Chapter 19     Introduction to the Kingdoms of Life

Chapter 20     Viruses and Bacteria

Chapter 21     Protists

Chapter 22     Fungi

Unit 6 Exploring Plants: Chapters 23 – 26

Unit 7 Exploring Invertebrates & Unit 8 Exploring Vertebrates: Chapters 27-36

Unit 9 Exploring Human Biology

Chapter 37     Introduction to Body Structure

Chapter 38     Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

Chapter 39     Digestive and Excretory Systems

Chapter 40     The Body’s Defenses

Chapter 41     Nervous System

Chapter 42     Hormones and the Endocrine System

Chapter 43     Reproduction and Development

Conceptual Physics and Integrated Science

The following textbook alignment is based on Pearson Conceptual Physics, by Paul Hewitt (2009).

The 3-year program progression of Integrated Science offers rich connections to conceptual physics that the 2-year programs do not have as much time to conquer. It covers more than one full semester of a traditional Conceptual Physics course. By “conceptual physics” we mean the early high school/late middle school exploration of basic physics concepts that do not require Algebra II or Trigonometry. This Conceptual Physics text is often used as a Physical Science or “Physics First” text.

NOTE: There is significant overlap with the Chemistry Textbook Alignment. We note that in the table below and direct you to that alignment.

To give a clear picture of the types of physics activities students conduct, only those Hewitt chapters associated with Level I & Level II Lab Experiences are listed. This is not a one-to-one correlation. We have grouped the experiences by unit, and each experience incorporates the relevant concepts and principles of the unit chapters listed. Through design challenges, online interactives, calculations, and real-world case studies, we are pleased to round out our integrated STEM experience with these activities.

Conceptual Physics UnitChapters Aligned to Integrated ScienceCorresponding Level I Lab ExperiencesCorresponding Level II Lab Experiences
Unit 1: MechanicsChapter 1: About ScienceGenetic Unity & Diversity I: Flight Adaptations: Birds & PlanesEnvironmental Dynamics II: Satellite Pollution 
Chapter 2: Mechanical EquilibriumFood, Nutrition & Fitness I: The Jaw as Third-Class LeverFood, Nutrition & Fitness II: Weight Lifting
Chapter 3: Newton’s First Law of Motion—InertiaHealth, Drugs & Disease I: Reducing Teen Mortality Rates: Safe Vehicle Designs & Healthy Driving Behaviors The Quest for Energy II: Building a Bike-friendly City
Chapter 4: Linear MotionEnergy Concepts are Well-covered: please see Chemistry and Integrated Science alignment for specificsHealth, Drugs & Disease II: Prosthetic Design Challenge
Chapter 6: Newton’s Second Law of Motion—Force and Acceleration 
Chapter 7: Newton’s Third Law of Motion—Action and Reaction
Chapter 8: Momentum
Chapter 9: Energy
Chapter 11: Rotational Equilibrium
Chapter 14: Satellite Motion
Unit 2: Properties of MatterChapter 17: The Atomic Nature of MatterWell-covered: please see Chemistry and Integrated Science alignment for specificsWell-covered: please see Chemistry and Integrated Science alignment for specifics
Chapter 18: SolidsThe Quest for Energy I: A Water Molecule’s Quest for Energy–and Life

Environmental Dynamics II: AIR All Around

Environmental Dynamics II: SOIL That Sustains Us

Environmental Dynamics II: OCEAN, Giver of All Life

Chapter 19: Liquids
Chapter 20: Gases
Unit 3: HeatChapter 21: Temperature, Heat, and ExpansionWell-covered: please see Chemistry and Integrated Science alignment for specificsWell-covered: please see Chemistry and Integrated Science alignment for specifics
Chapter 22: Heat Transfer

Food, Nutrition & Fitness I: Determining the Energy Content of Food

The Quest for Energy I: Society’s Fuels–Exploring Past and Future Quests

The Quest for Energy I: A Water Molecule’s Quest for Energy–and Life

Environmental Dynamics II: AIR All Around

Environmental Dynamics II: SOIL That Sustains Us

Environmental Dynamics II: OCEAN, Giver of All Life

Chapter 23: Change of Phase
Chapter 24: Thermodynamics
Unit 4: Sound and LightChapter 25: Vibrations and WavesGenetic Unity & Diversity I: Lenses & Ray Diagrams with the Compound Light MicroscopeEnvironmental Dynamics II: OCEAN, Giver of All Life 
Chapter 27: LightFood, Nutrition & Fitness I: Wave Properties & Relationships; DIY Wave Machine, Peristaltic Waves, Endoscopy and Fiber Optics 
Chapter 28: ColorThe Quest for Energy I: Photosynthetic Pigments & Chromatography; Spectroscopy; Prisms, Photovoltaic Cells, Solar Cooker Design Challenge
Chapter 30: Lenses  
Unit 5: Sound and LightChapter 34: Electric Current Food, Nutrition & Fitness II:  Circuit Building, Conductivity Testing
Chapter 35: Electric Circuits The Quest for Energy II: Building an Electrochemical Cell
Unit 6: Atomic and Nuclear PhysicsChapter 38: The Atom and the QuantumWell-covered: please see Chemistry and Integrated Science alignment for specifics 
Chapter 39: The Atomic Nucleus and RadioactivityEnvironmental Dynamics I: Fukushima 3/11 and BeyondThe Quest for Energy II: Argumentation: The Case For/Against Continued Use of Nuclear Energy
Chapter 40: Nuclear Fission and Fusion

Environmental Science and Integrated Science

The following alignment is based on Living in the Environment, 15th Edition (2007) a standard text for high school Environmental Science classrooms.

Chapter 1       Environmental Problems, Their Causes and Sustainability

Chapter 2       Science, Systems, Matter and Energy

Chapter 3       Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Chapter 4       Evolution and Biodiversity

Chapter 5       Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity

Chapter 6       Aquatic Biodiversity

Chapter 7       Community Ecology

Chapter 8       Population Ecology

Chapter 9       Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population and Its Impact

Chapter 10     Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach

Chapter 11     Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach

Chapter 12     Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity

Chapter 13     Food, Soil Conservation and Pest Management

Chapter 14     Water

Chapter 15     Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources

Chapter 16     Nonrenewable Energy

Chapter 17     Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Chapter 18     Sustaining Environmental Quality

Chapter 19     Air Pollution

Chapter 20     Climate Change and Ozone Depletion

Chapter 21     Water Pollution

Chapter 22     Solid and Hazardous Waste

Chapter 23     Sustainable Cities

Chapter 24     Economics, Environment and Sustainability

Chapter 25     Politics, Environment and Sustainability

Chapter 26     Environmental Worldviews, Ethics and Sustainability

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