California’s 2016 Science Curriculum Framework References

Welcome to the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum! You reached this page from a reference in California’s 2016 Science Curriculum Framework. Use the link below to access the EEI Curriculum materials mentioned in the framework.

The footnote references Energy: It’s Not All the Same to You! http://california
. This unit begins with an exploration of the current energy sources used by California utility companies to provide electricity. Students examine a variety of energy sources that are available to generate electricity and discover that there are costs and benefits in using any and all of them. Students consider that the conversions necessary to create useful energy—electricity—from these natural energy sources create additional variables that must be assessed in a cost/ benefit analysis. In a supplemental lesson, students consider the various energy sources used to power California’s transportation and the pros and cons of each option.

The EEI Curriculum consists of 40 science and 45 history-social science instructional units that were approved by the State Board of Education in 2010. Visit the EEI Home page to learn more about the EEI Curriculum.