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 Playing the Same Role
. In this unit, students analyze the roles organisms play in ecosystems within a new context—biomes. A biome, such as a tundra, desert, or prairie, is a group of similar ecosystems. Students discover that climate and latitude determine the location and character of different biomes, as well as the plants and animals living within them. Students explore the effects of human activities on various ecological roles and on the transfer of matter.

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.