Open Education Resource (OER)
Science Texts for Grades 7-12
Integrated 7th Grade Science
Integrated 8th Grade Science
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To purchase hard copies of these texts, please visit the links below.
7th Integrated -https://www.createspace.com/4215253
8th Integrated - https://www.createspace.com/4215270
Earth Science - https://www.createspace.com/4241278
Biology - https://www.createspace.com/4241344
Chemistry - https://www.createspace.com/4241213
Physics - https://www.createspace.com/4241314
The science education community in partnership with BYU's David Wiley and funding from the Hewlett Foundation grant has embarked on a statewide scaling for open education resource development for secondary science. Building upon previous collaborations with educators in Nebo School district reaching back to 2009, this year the project reached out to engage educators from across the state on teams to build state textbooks for secondary science courses including 7th grade integrated science, 8th grade integrated science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Eighteen districts and 4 charter schools had teacher representation in the writing groups that pulled together the textbook from open education resources such as CK12.org. The final textbooks are available in a digital PDF format for free.
The project will continue next year with implementing teachers keeping notes to use in revising the materials for the following year. This will be a continual process that provides a sustainable and cost effective solution to supporting student reference materials that are adaptable to changes in the Utah Core and science content knowledge.
As we continue to refine and improve these documents, we welcome feedback on specific elements. Please use the survey link below to share specific comments in regards to the text to be considered by the annual review committee.