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.

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, an EEI Curriculum unit that brings a unique approach to how students can determine what animals eat from the shapes of their teeth. A big book is included that provides three separate stories and striking photographs to capture students’ interest and attention. Students discover that animals meet their needs for food within their habitat in different ways; that different types of teeth are used for a different function, some for chewing and others for ripping and cutting. Students also study ways human activities influence habitats and affect animals’ ability to find food, and that human activities can influence animals’ food supplies.

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.