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High School Curriculum

High School Books List

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    Engineering Process

    This book walks students through the engineering design process for an electric car. Give students the motivation to learn math and science by integrating those topics with an engineering application. You can also look inside the student edition.

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    Algebra I and Mathematics I

    This book consists of a series of lessons written in a learning cycle format that address all content for Algebra I and Mathematics I as defined by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Each concept is taught through its application in agriculture, finance, manufacturing, architecture/construction, energy, health science, or research and development.

    Educators in Illinois can gain access to this entire book free of charge.

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    Next Generation Science Standards

    The lessons in these books (middle school and high school editions) are a result of over 30 science teachers visiting local businesses and industries looking for applications of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Site visits included forestry, nuclear power, waste water treatment, genetic testing, and many others. Each lesson is written in a learning cycle format so that the concept is taught in the manner in which it is applied. All lessons tie specifically to one or more of the 16 Career Clusters as identified by the National Career Clusters Framework.

    Real Science; Pathways to Next Generation Science Standards was developed through a grant (Real Science and the Next Generation Science Standards CFDA-84.366B NCLB Title II Part B) funded by the US Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program and the Illinois State Board of Education.

    Educators in Illinois can gain access to this entire book free of charge.

  • Patterns Around Us


    How did Kirsten K.’s body wind up at the bottom of a lake—and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching, and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit? These mysteries are at the core of this teacher resource book, which meets the unique needs of high school chemistry classes in a highly memorable way. The book makes forensic evidence the foundation of a series of hands-on, week-long labs.

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    Scientific Research

    This comprehensive resource for STEM teachers and students, outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This handbook provides enough detail to embolden all teachers—even those who have never designed an experiment on their own—to support student-researchers through the entire process of conducting experiments.