Across the Sciences

Across the Sciences (ATS), an online resource for high school teachers, is now available from BSCS! This practical and innovative resource is available for pre-service and in-service teachers instructing multidisciplinary science courses as well as teachers instructing outside of their field of endorsement. ATS is specifically designed to: 

1. enhance teacher content knowledge across multiple scientific disciplines
2. identify and address common misconceptions of students for major concepts, and
3. improve instructor practice of research-based pedagogy.

The online course comprises ten multimedia units: one on science as inquiry, three in the physical sciences, three in the life sciences, and three in the Earth-space sciences. Each unit is structured using the BSCS 5E Instructional Model, includes activities, inquiry-based interactives, and authentic classroom videos modeling constructivist teaching.

The program offered by BSCS is non-facilitated and is available free-of-charge for a limited time. Teachers can self-register online to access the materials.


NSF logoThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. ESI-0554217. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.