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 Precipitation, People, and the Natural World This unit teaches students about precipitation and its importance in California. Students explore the many different natural precipitation patterns that exist in California and the rich variety of ecosystems that depend on these precipitation patterns for their proper functioning. For example, fresh water from precipitation is vital to California’s important agriculture industry. Residential centers such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco would not have been possible without snowfall in the Sierra Nevada. Students also discover how human activities influence the quantity, distribution, and chemical characteristics of the precipitation.

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.