researcher talking with students on streambank

USGS scientist Bob Shedlock discusses the health of Minebank Run in Baltimore County with a group of teachers participating in a BES teacher workshop.
Credit: Bess Caplan/Cary Institute

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study will be incorporating LTER data into Baltimore Public Schools chemistry curriculum. The newly designed Integrating Chemistry and Earth science (ICE) unit infuses Earth science into chemistry at the high school level; it will be taught to every student taking chemistry this year. ICE aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), adopted by the state of Maryland in 2013, which are designed to help students practice ‘real science’ and explore connections across scientific disciplines.