Goal: Develop a coherent, modular three-year high school science curriculum
- Based on national science, mathematics and technology standards.
- With local flexibility to establish an inverted science sequence that includes:
- Freshman course - largely conceptual physics
- Sophmore course - largely chemistry
- Junior course - largely biology
- Senior courses - including traditional AP courses, school-to-work applied science courses, science and society courses, etc.
ARISE is a new coalition with roots in a workshop
convened by Leon M. Lederman in the Chicago suburbs on September 22-24, 1995. A group
of high school teachers, scientists and educators who met to address the issue of high school science education concluded that we have a golden opportunity to rethink the curriculum that has been offered in U.S. high schools over the past 100 years.
The workshop raised the prospect of a complete redoing, a renaissance, of the high school science sequence. The burden of achieving a successful renaissance will require a sustained partnership of industry, educators, scientists and communities.
We invite your comments on the project.
Contact Leon M. Lederman at firstname.lastname@example.org