Alaska Place-Based Science

Alaska Science Curriculum

Preparing Responsive Educators using Place-based Authentic Research in Earth Systems

The curriculum-linked here are Alaska-based lessons written as a part of the PREPARES grant. These lessons are available for teachers to infuse place-based activities within their science curriculum.

Raising Educational Achievement through Cultural Heritage UP (REACH Up) seeks to provide Native students and their teachers with accurate, culturally relevant science curriculum, that improves student achievement on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) assessments, and trains Native youth to propose solutions to local climate change problems.

AK Energy Smart
All AK EnergySmart lessons are now aligned with the Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Goose Project
The goose project is a 5 year study to help research these questions. The overall research objective is to quantify how an advancing growing season and changes in the timing of vegetation-goose interactions alter the magnitudes and patterns of Carbon and Nitrogen cycling in the Y-K Delta. Scientist hope to learn more about how geese affect the ecology of coastal marshes in Western Alaska. Lesson plans are available to introduce this research to students.

Alaska Native GeoScience Learning Experience
he primary aim of the EarthScope Alaska Native Geoscience Learning Experience (EarthScope ANGLE) is to increase Alaskan resilience to geohazards through education and building of an action-oriented learning community. A synthesis of existing EarthScope educational materials and methods, translated to an Alaskan setting, will form the core of the programming

Arctic Climate Modeling Program
The research-based Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) is funded by NSF ITEST. Curriculum based resources were designed with input from 21 scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Resources include K-12 inquiry-based classroom lessons, a student network for observing arctic weather, digital lectures, and an interactive multimedia learning system (on DVD).

Alaska k-12 Science Curricular Initiative
AKSCI offers curriculum resources based on Alaska standards and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). The Curricula tab above lists lessons by theme. The Lesson Bank tab lets you search the database for lessons.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
A database of lessons and units searchable by content and cultural standards, cultural region and grade level. More units will be available soon. You can use Acrobat Reader to look at the PDF version of the Cover Sheet for the Units and Self-Assessment for Cultural Standards in Practice.

Alaska Coastal Studies

The Alaska Coastal Studies program has a great curriculum. Also, consider planning a field trip to their camp.  A great Alaska Field Trip

Alaska Wildlife Curriculum by ADF&G

Excellent resources and lesson plans from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game –

Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum by Sea Grant

Village Science by Alan Dick 

The Arctic Sea Ice Educational Package

Culturally relevant high school science curriculum

Eye’s on Eiders

There are some great resources to support this experience that teachers might find useful whether they connect or not.

There are some great resources to support this experience that teachers might find useful whether they connect or not.

Watching Walrus – Virtual Field Trip

USGS Walrus Data Used to Develop STEM Curriculum

Alaska Resource Education –

IQSAK K-12 Science Curriculum Project-

Adapt Alaska – Educators Resources –

Anchorage Museum Teaching Resources –

Project Learning Tree –

Alaska SeaLife Center –

SEALASKA Heritage _ Educational Resources –

Native Knowledge Projects

Alaska Data Sets for Integration with the Classroom

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