BSCS Science & Technology

  • Covers three levels (or years) of study and is divided into four units at each level
  • Third Edition | © 2005 | Standards based
  • Developed using the BSCS 5E Instructional Model
  • Components include the Student Book, Teacher’s Edition, Teacher Resource CD, Testbank CD, and a Materials Kit

BSCS Science & Technology is a multi-level, thematic program that integrates life science, Earth and space science, and physical science in the context of themes and issues that have meaning for science students. Using hands-on activities and an explicit BSCS 5E Instructional Model learning cycle in a cooperative learning environment, BSCS Science & Technology encourages an inquiry approach to science and aligns with the National Science Education Standards. This text also creates opportunities for students to learn skills, develop concepts, and acquire attitudes in many areas of science and technology. The three levels of BSCS Science & Technology are Investigating Earth Systems, Investigating Life Systems, and Investigating Physical Science.


Please click on unit titles below to view unit overviews.

Investigating Earth Systems

Unit 1: Patterns of Change
Unit 2: Explanations for the Patterns of Change on Earth and Beyond
Unit 3: Responding to Patterns of Change
Unit 4: Patterns and People

Investigating Life Systems

Unit 1: Systems in Balance
Unit 2: Explaining Differences and Similarities: Human Genetics
Unit 3: Change Through Time
Unit 4: Population Systems

Investigating Physical Systems

Unit 1: Exploring Ranges of Limits and Diversity
Unit 2: Why are Things Different?
Unit 3: How Does Technology Address Diversity and Influence Limits?
Unit 4: Limits of Energy in Systems

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No MDR-8855657. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.