TERC SEEC is evaluating the newest curricular units and computer-based investigations being developed for The Concord Consortium's High-Adventure Science's Earth Systems and Sustainability (ESS) extension. More »
The High Adventure Science (HAS) curriculum is comprised of five units that utilize computer models and real world data to help students examine contemporary unanswered questions in Earth science related to climate change, the availability of freshwater, land management, air pollution, and energy. Students explore evidence and discuss the issues of certainty—and uncertainty—with the models and data. SEEC’s formative evaluation focused on teacher implementation and instructional needs. In the summative phase, we focus in on how teachers mediate students’ learning experiences, particularly their use and understanding of models and dynamic graphs.