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The Starfish Story

One day an old man was walking along the beach littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm when he noticed a young man picking a starfish up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the young man, the old man asked, What are you doing? The young man replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I dont throw them back, theyll die. Son, the old man said, dont you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You cant possibly make a difference! After listening politely, the young man bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the old man, he said "I made a difference to that one."

Science Curriculum

Vision: The learning experiences provided for students should engage them with fundamental questions about the world and with how scientists have investigated and found answers to those questions. Throughout grades K-12, students should have the opportunity to carry out scientific investigations and engineering design projects related to the disciplinary core ideas. By the end of the 12th grade, students should have gained sufficient knowledge of the practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on science-related issues, to be critical consumers of scientific information related to their everyday lives, and to continue to learn about science throughout their lives. They should come to appreciate
that science and the current scientific understanding of the world are the result of many hundreds of years of creative human endeavor. It is especially important to note that the above goals are for all students, not just those who pursue careers in science, engineering, or technology or those who continue on to higher education. - [National Research Council. (2012). A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas.]

HHS Science Course Sequence

Use the attached documents to inform your HHS Science course planning.

HHS Common Science Pathways

HHS Science Prerequisite Guide