High School Science

Literacy Lessons in Science

In this collection of science-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary texts on science topics to learn and practice literacy standards. These lessons are appropriate for science and literacy classes.

Designing a Healthier, Happier Meal

Students will learn about nutrition, obesity and the role of fast food in our nation's diet. They will then use the engineering design process to design, build and test a healthy fast food meal for children, and create packaging and an advertisement to promote it.

Water, Water, Everywhere?

Students will study global access to clean water and then apply the engineering design process as they conduct, research, design and build a water purification system.


This website provides an overview of Mid-Atlantic climate change for students and teachers. Teachers will find classroom resources and background information for teaching climate literacy.