Developing and institutionalizing a Science+C pathway option for Massachusetts high school students involves the creation of  curriculum-enhancing Science+C to support three robust new courses: Biology+C, Chemistry+C, and Physics+C. The activities include computational tools and techniques to support the Massachusetts Digital Learning/Computer Science (DL/CS) and science standards.

Course structure:
Science+C courses have 10 computational thinking units inserted into existing Science curriculum

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10

Unit structure:
Each Science+C computational modeling unit is a three-day sequence of lessons

DAY 1 | LESSON 1
Exploring and Using the model to conduct experiments

DAY 2 | LESSON 2
Reading and Decoding the model for understanding

DAY 3 | LESSON 3
Evaluating and Making Modifications to the model

Lesson structure:
Each Science+C lesson follows a similar pattern

Introduction and linking
(5 minutes)

Activity 1
(20 minutes)

Activity 2
(20 minutes)

Wrap Up Discussion
(5 minutes)