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Middle School Curriculum

Back in 1963 when LAB-AIDS® shipped its first kit, we had a vision, to revolutionize the middle school classroom with one of the first inquiry-based approaches to learning science through hands-on activity. More Info

Issues and Earth Science

Issues and Earth Science

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

How do earth features influence where people live? What policies should guide our use of earth’s resources? How should we dispose of nuclear wastes? What kind of space exploration should we undertake in the future? The science behind these and related issues are explored by students in Issues & Earth Science.

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Issues and Earth Science 1st Edition

Issues and Earth Science 1st Edition

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

How do earth features influence where people live? What policies should guide our use of earth’s resources? How should we dispose of nuclear wastes? What kind of space exploration should we undertake in the future? The science behind these and related issues are explored by students in Issues & Earth Science.

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Issues and Life Science

Issues and Life Science

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

Students will find that many of the issues they will study in Issues and Life Science (IALS) appear frequently in the media and even on election ballots. IALS does not tell students what decisions to make, instead, it provides them with knowledge, skills, and understanding that will help them to make their own decisions. How do you decide what type(s) of medication, if any, to take when you are ill? What can you do to reduce the risk of catching an infectious disease? Would you want to find out if you have a genetic disease? Relevant issues provide a framework for student work and reflection and a context in which to understand concepts.

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Issues and Life Science 1st Edition

Issues and Life Science 1st Edition

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

Students will find that many of the issues they will study in Issues and Life Science (IALS) appear frequently in the media and even on election ballots. IALS does not tell students what decisions to make, instead, it provides them with knowledge, skills, and understanding that will help them to make their own decisions. How do you decide what type(s) of medication, if any, to take when you are ill? What can you do to reduce the risk of catching an infectious disease? Would you want to find out if you have a genetic disease? Relevant issues provide a framework for student work and reflection and a context in which to understand concepts.

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Issues and Physical Science

Issues and Physical Science

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using Issues and Physical Science (IAPS), students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions.

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Issues and Physical Science 1st Edition

Issues and Physical Science 1st Edition

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using Issues & Physical Science (IAPS), students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions.

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NYC Grade 8

NYC Grade 8

NYC Grade 8

Changing the way students think about science. SEPUP Core Curriculum from LAB-AIDS is designed to turn your students into active learners participants who possess a continual thirst for knowledge SEPUP 's approach is based on the beliefs that understanding the interaction between science, technology and the environment is imperative to an informed society. SEPUP also stresses that decisions should be based on science and discovery rather than slogans. With the SEPUP Curriculum Programs, students are encouraged to question why things are and how science plays a specific role in their immediate world. What's more, students are continua lly engaged in the learning process, utilizing guided scientific inquiry to build on ideas. Essentially, your students are prompted to dig deeper for knowledge and to take that knowledge further. Give your students the tools to apply themselves. By incorporating the SEPUP Core Curriculum into your science program, you can change and enhance the way your students learn science- broadening their abilities to comprehend and retain information through an issue-oriented, inquiry approach that makes content more accessible to students of all ability levels. Now, with the adoption of SEPUP Curriculum by the New York City Department of Education, this exciting teaching approach can be a vital part of your science classroom .

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SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition

SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition

PROGRAM OVERVIEW All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition, students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions. The course was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science and field tested in Texas with support from grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was written to align 100% with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 6-8 as well as 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). It is a research-based program for grades 6-8 covering the life, earth, and physical sciences that uses an inquiry-based approach together with an emphasis on personal, societal, and environmental issues to motivate and engage students in the study of science. For example, students study force and motion concepts in the context of motor vehicle safety, body systems in the context of cardiovascular health, and ecology through the study of introduced species. Support for diverse learners is addressed using the SEPUP learning cycle, which closely models the widely used 5E approach. Full support for literacy – reading, writing, oral discussion, and media viewing – is built in to every SEPUP program. Support for ELPS coverage and detailed alignment to the Common Core ELA standards for reading and writing in science and technical subjects is included. Online support for technology, including the Exam View suite of assessment tools, and more than 100 web links to support basic instruction and enrichment is available for each course. The built-in assessment system helps teacher’s identify students’ strengths and weaknesses from the beginning of the course, and supports both formative and summative assessment. This allows them to adjust activities when needed so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science. The program can be purchased as full year courses, or as separate units, by grade level.

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SEPUP Science Grade 7, Texas Edition

SEPUP Science Grade 7, Texas Edition

PROGRAM OVERVIEW All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using SEPUP Science Grade 7, Texas Edition, students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions. The course was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science and field tested in Texas with support from grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was written to align 100% with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 6-8 as well as 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). It is a research-based program for grades 6-8 covering the life, earth, and physical sciences that uses an inquiry-based approach together with an emphasis on personal, societal, and environmental issues to motivate and engage students in the study of science. For example, students study force and motion concepts in the context of motor vehicle safety, body systems in the context of cardiovascular health, and ecology through the study of introduced species. Support for diverse learners is addressed using the SEPUP learning cycle, which closely models the widely used 5E approach. Full support for literacy – reading, writing, oral discussion, and media viewing – is built in to every SEPUP program. Support for ELPS coverage and detailed alignment to the Common Core ELA standards for reading and writing in science and technical subjects is included. Online support for technology, including the Exam View suite of assessment tools, and more than 100 web links to support basic instruction and enrichment is available for each course. The built-in assessment system helps teacher’s identify students’ strengths and weaknesses from the beginning of the course, and supports both formative and summative assessment. This allows them to adjust activities when needed so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science.

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SEPUP Science Grade 8, Texas Edition

SEPUP Science Grade 8, Texas Edition

PROGRAM OVERVIEW All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using SEPUP Science Grade 8, Texas Edition, students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions. The course was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science and field tested in Texas with support from grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was written to align 100% with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 6-8 as well as 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). It is a research-based program for grades 6-8 covering the life, earth, and physical sciences, that uses an inquiry-based approach together with an emphasis on personal, societal, and environmental issues to motivate and engage students in the study of science. For example, students study force and motion concepts in the context of motor vehicle safety, body systems in the context of cardiovascular health, and ecology through the study of introduced species. Support for diverse learners is addressed using the SEPUP learning cycle, which closely models the widely used 5E approach. Full support for literacy – reading, writing, oral discussion, and media viewing – is built in to every SEPUP program. Support for ELPS coverage and detailed alignment to the Common Core ELA standards for reading and writing in science and technical subjects is included. Online support for technology, including the Exam View suite of assessment tools, and more than 100 web links to support basic instruction and enrichment is available for each course. The built-in assessment system helps teachers identify students’ strengths and weaknesses from the beginning of the course, and supports both formative and summative assessment. This allows them to adjust activities when needed so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science. The program is available in both full year course and separate units formats.

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The SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition Spanish

The SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition Spanish

PROGRAM OVERVIEW All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition, students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions. The course was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science and field tested in Texas with support from grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was written to align 100% with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 6-8 as well as 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). It is a research-based program for grades 6-8 covering the life, earth, and physical sciences that uses an inquiry-based approach together with an emphasis on personal, societal, and environmental issues to motivate and engage students in the study of science. For example, students study force and motion concepts in the context of motor vehicle safety, body systems in the context of cardiovascular health, and ecology through the study of introduced species. Support for diverse learners is addressed using the SEPUP learning cycle, which closely models the widely used 5E approach. Full support for literacy – reading, writing, oral discussion, and media viewing – is built in to every SEPUP program. Support for ELPS coverage and detailed alignment to the Common Core ELA standards for reading and writing in science and technical subjects is included. Online support for technology, including the Exam View suite of assessment tools, and more than 100 web links to support basic instruction and enrichment is available for each course. The built-in assessment system helps teacher’s identify students’ strengths and weaknesses from the beginning of the course, and supports both formative and summative assessment. This allows them to adjust activities when needed so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science. The program can be purchased as full year courses, or as separate units, by grade level.

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The SEPUP Science Grade 7, Texas Edition Spanish

The SEPUP Science Grade 7, Texas Edition Spanish

PROGRAM OVERVIEW All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition, students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions. The course was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science and field tested in Texas with support from grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was written to align 100% with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 6-8 as well as 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). It is a research-based program for grades 6-8 covering the life, earth, and physical sciences that uses an inquiry-based approach together with an emphasis on personal, societal, and environmental issues to motivate and engage students in the study of science. For example, students study force and motion concepts in the context of motor vehicle safety, body systems in the context of cardiovascular health, and ecology through the study of introduced species. Support for diverse learners is addressed using the SEPUP learning cycle, which closely models the widely used 5E approach. Full support for literacy – reading, writing, oral discussion, and media viewing – is built in to every SEPUP program. Support for ELPS coverage and detailed alignment to the Common Core ELA standards for reading and writing in science and technical subjects is included. Online support for technology, including the Exam View suite of assessment tools, and more than 100 web links to support basic instruction and enrichment is available for each course. The built-in assessment system helps teacher’s identify students’ strengths and weaknesses from the beginning of the course, and supports both formative and summative assessment. This allows them to adjust activities when needed so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science. The program can be purchased as full year courses, or as separate units, by grade level.

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The SEPUP Science Grade 8, Texas Edition Spanish

The SEPUP Science Grade 8, Texas Edition Spanish

PROGRAM OVERVIEW All students need to develop an understanding of science and technology to make informed personal and community decisions. Using SEPUP Science Grade 6, Texas Edition, students learn how to gather and interpret scientific evidence about issues of interest to them and their community. As a result, they begin to appreciate the power and also some of the limitations of science. They also begin to recognize that science is much more than a set of answers to be learned, but rather, a way of asking questions. The course was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science and field tested in Texas with support from grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was written to align 100% with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 6-8 as well as 100% alignment to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). It is a research-based program for grades 6-8 covering the life, earth, and physical sciences that uses an inquiry-based approach together with an emphasis on personal, societal, and environmental issues to motivate and engage students in the study of science. For example, students study force and motion concepts in the context of motor vehicle safety, body systems in the context of cardiovascular health, and ecology through the study of introduced species. Support for diverse learners is addressed using the SEPUP learning cycle, which closely models the widely used 5E approach. Full support for literacy – reading, writing, oral discussion, and media viewing – is built in to every SEPUP program. Support for ELPS coverage and detailed alignment to the Common Core ELA standards for reading and writing in science and technical subjects is included. Online support for technology, including the Exam View suite of assessment tools, and more than 100 web links to support basic instruction and enrichment is available for each course. The built-in assessment system helps teacher’s identify students’ strengths and weaknesses from the beginning of the course, and supports both formative and summative assessment. This allows them to adjust activities when needed so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science. The program can be purchased as full year courses, or as separate units, by grade level.

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