Integrating Science, Math, and Technology
Secondary Reference Curriculum

Science is interrelated.  In order to understand content in one subject, you need to understand other sciences as well.  The  Integrating Science, Math, and Technology (I. Science MaTe) Secondary Reference curriculum does just that! It reviews the content in the I. Science MaTe Elementary Reference Curriculum and adds new content.  Teachers can  pick and choose the topics and create a customized scope and sequence for their own needs.  You can change it year to year, depending on the background of your students. This curriculums are  geared for use in junior high or introductory high school classes.   

Physical Science uses chemistry and physics principles to understand the interactions of nature.  Laboratory procedures are emphasized so students can conduct chemical and physics experiments efficiently.  Matter and its complexities are explored. Electromagnetic forces are reviewed and expanded upon, while the mysteries of gravity are visited.  The principles of mechanics are then used to explore how the forces of nature can create work.

Units included in the Earth Science are Space Sciences,  Map Reading, Plate Tectonics, Minerals and Rocks,  Earth Resources, and Water Sciences.  Students learn the basic mapping tools used in the Earth Sciences, as well as an appreciation for where many of our products, from iron to petroleum, are found.   

Biological Science investigates the grouping and organization of living kingdoms.  It explores not only larger organisms but protists and invertebrates.  Comparing and contrasting body functions and understanding the different organisms' physiology  give students an appreciation of all living beings. 

Human Biology emphasizes the different body systems of humans.  The materials weave a story of how the different organs and systems work together.  It is meant as an introductory encounter with the body with an emphasis on the importance of systems to the overall health of us all.