Curriculum

I, Bio was developed by CPS and Evanston middle school science teachers in partnership with education researchers and scientists from Northwestern University, as part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools. I, Bio is an inquiry-based, technology-enhanced, middle school science curriculum. Since piloting began in 2001, approximately 2,040 students in CPS and Evanston schools have used this unit. At the heart of the I, Bio curriculum, students complete a project to redesign their school lunch choices based on data collected from their own bodies. To successfully complete this school lunch project, students learn core human biology content about how their bodies get the energy to work from the food they eat, and how their bodies' organs and organ systems (circulatory, respiratory, and digestive) interact to harness the energy in food for the work the body's cells do. All materials will be provided for your enactment.

Read more about the technology used in the I, Bio curriculum.


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