High School Environmental Science

Environmental Science: Your World, Your Turn demonstrates the field’s vitality and importance through high-interest, real-world content. Connect modern learners with cutting-edge digital support and hands-on inquiry investigations.

  • Real-world case studies connects content
  • Engaging, field labs and activities enhances student experiences
  • Rich content from an acclaimed author and active researcher
  • Digital resources to support student and teacher success
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High School Environmental Sciences Curriculum with Digital Resources

Ensure student success in Environmental Science with an engaging program that provides easy entry through familiar concepts.

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Phenomenal Learning


Engaging phenomena introduce and unify environmental science fundamentals. Students build their understanding through case studies, activities, field observations, and phenomenon projects.

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Hands-on Inquiry


Editable activities, including labs, Take It Local exercises, and Real Data math practice support student understanding of phenomena through deep explorations of the underlying science.

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Multiple learning pathways

Rather than repurpose a college program, Environmental Science was written and structured so that any student in grades 9-12 could enjoy the activities and workbook while learning scientific methods.

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Technological Flexibility


The robust digital tools available through the Savvas Realize® LMS allow teachers and students to leverage the technologies they have to support learning wherever they are.

High School Environmental Science Teaching Solutions

  • Phenomenal Connections
  • Case Studies
  • Hands-on Inquiry Tools
  • Student Workbook

Phenomenal Connections

  • Anchoring Phenomenon
    Launch every unit with an engaging Anchoring Phenomenon that introduces and unifies the upcoming environmental science concepts.
  • Tracking Knowledge
    Students track their knowledge throughout the unit in a Claims-Evidence-Reasoning or Modeling document and build understanding with an Anchoring Phenomenon Project.
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Case Studies

  • Chapter Introductions
    Introduce every chapter with an Investigative Phenomenon Case Study. This engaging real-world case encourages students to draw connections between environmental science and their life while providing a storyline for students to follow. Students “Defend their Case” at the end of each chapter.
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Hands-on Inquiry Tools

  • Inquiry Activities
    Editable hands-on inquiry activities, such as In Your Neighborhood labs, Modeling Labs, and Quick Lab support student understanding of the phenomenon under study.
  • Real-World Connections
    Take it Local and 3D Geo Tours on Savvas Realize encourage students to find a similar situation in their local environment. These extensions personalize the case study for students and help make the content more relevant.
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Student Workbook

  • Knowledge Reinforcement
    Reinforce knowledge with lesson-level vocabulary skills and activities such as Skill Builder, Think Visually, and 21st Century Skills.
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Environmental Science Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Environmental Science and what are its components?

    Environmental Science: Your World Your Turn is an on-level high school environmental program that makes the content exciting and relevant to students. This engaging program combines high-interest, real-world content with cutting-edge digital support and a variety of hands-on inquiry investigations to help ensure student success in Environmental Science. Acclaimed author and active researcher Jay Withgott shows students why learning Environmental Science is vital.

    Take an Interactive Tour of Environmental Science.

    The program components include:
    Environmental Science digital courseware on Savvas Realize™ includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments. Program-specific resources, flexible agnostic resources, and assessments are available in one location for easy lesson planning and presentation.

    Teacher Edition - Available in digital and print, the Teacher Edition provides instructional strategies to support students as they make sense of the everyday phenomena, answers to activities and assessments and classroom modifications to adjust instruction based on the diverse student needs, skills, and interests in their classroom.

    The Student Edition- available in print and digital, engages students with real-world applications of Environmental Science. Environmental Science Your World, Your Turn combines high interest, relevant content with a variety of hand-on inquiry investigations and student centered questions.

    The Study Workbook includes Skill Builder Activities, lesson level vocabulary practice, Think Visually, Central Case activities and 21st Century Skills practice. Students can study and reinforce their knowledge with the print and digital resource.

  • How does Environmental Science incorporate science phenomena?

    Environmental Science immerses students in real-world phenomena. The program drives student learning through a series of anchoring phenomenon projects, investigative phenomenon case studies and hands-on and student experiences that support their understanding of the phenomenon under study.

    Anchoring Phenomena: Launch every unit with an engaging Anchoring Phenomenon that introduces and unifies the upcoming Environmental Science concepts. Students ask questions and gather evidence about the phenomenon on their sense-making journey as they track their knowledge in a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning or Modeling document. At the end of the unit, students solidify their mastery of the concepts behind the Anchoring Phenomenon.

    Case Study Phenomenon: Investigate phenomena with the Chapter Case Studies. This engaging real-world case encourages students to draw connections between Environmental Science and their life. Chapter content ties back to the case, providing a storyline for students to follow.

    Hands on Inquiry: Editable hands-on inquiry activities, such as In Your Neighborhood labs, Modeling Labs and Quick Lab support student understanding of the phenomenon under study.

    Local Issues: Take it Local and 3D Geo Tours on Savvas Realize encourage students to find a similar situation in their local environment. This extension personalizes the case study for students, making the content even more relevant.

  • How do I sign up for an Environmental Science
    digital demo?

    Environmental Science digital courseware on Savvas Realize™ includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments. Program-specific resources, flexible agnostic resources, and assessments are available in one location for easy lesson planning and presentation. Click here to sign up for a demo of Environmental Science.

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