Curriculum Framework

Students learn more with our relevant theme-based curriculum. At Edison Environmental Science Academy, we teach our students to define their own personal value systems and to apply those values to the world. Our students explore problems and figure out solutions. The children at Edison Environmental Science Academy make connections between science, technology, economics, policy, people, and the environment. These are the skills students need to lead successful lives.

The curriculum framework is displayed by grade level:

You can also download our Curriculum Framework Map (.pdf).

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Unit 1 - Living Things
How do people use living things?

Unit 2 - Ecosystems
How do the wants and needs of humans affect where they live?

Unit 3 - Land & Water
How do we use energy move goods?

Unit 4 - Earth Systems
How is agriculture affected by weather and seasons?

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Grade Level: 1

Unit 1 - Living Things
How do use living things responsibly?

Unit 2 - Ecosystems
How can climate change have an effect on both the local market economy and ecosystem?

Unit 3 - Land & Water
How do scientists use data to show change?

Unit 4 - Earth Systems
What are the implications in the use of solar energy to producers and consumers?

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Grade Level: 2

Unit 1 - Living Things
How do local restaurants get their produce in the winter?

Unit 2 - Ecosystems
How can humans make economic choices that have a positive impact on an ecosystem?

Unit 3 - Land & Water
How does conserving natural resources affect us?

Unit 4 - Earth Systems
What are the implications of agricultural specialization to a community?

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Grade Level: 3

Unit 1 - Living Things
What are the relationships between changes in the environment and the economy?

Unit 2 - Ecosystems
What causes businesses to make economic decisions that have a positive impact on an ecosystems?

Unit 3 - Land & Water
What natural resources do we use to generate energy economic opportunities?

Unit 4 - Earth Systems
How can economic incentives offered by the government influence the use of alternative energy sources?

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Grade Level: 4

Unit 1 - Living Things
How can the survival of a species impact the economy?

Unit 2 - Ecosystems
How do disturbances in the food web impact ecological and economic systems?

Unit 3 - Land & Water
What are the relationships between industries and Michigan's Waterways?

Unit 4 - Earth Systems
What are the implications for producers and consumers when choosing alternative energy sources?

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Grade Level: 5

Unit 1 - Living Things
How are systems affected when something new is introduced?

Unit 2 - Ecosystems
How did technological development impact the economy and ecosystem during the establishment of the United States?

Unit 3 - Land & Water
How is exploration driven by economics?

Unit 4 - Earth Systems
How does climate affect people?

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