PD Modules

*The complete content of four moduels will be released in the end of 2013. 

  • Module 1: Use cyber databases to conduct the impact of human on acquatic environment.
  • Module 2: Use image/video editing tools to collect data (Photosynthesis)
  • Module 3: Use map as data collection and analysis tool (Evolution theory/Bio Diversity)
  • Module 4: Use real time data collect tool to support scientific inquiry (Human Body)

These are suggested topics. All ICTs can be transfered to other topics.


The PD (professional development) modules are aligned with the New york State science learning standards standard 1 and 4.


Standard 1 (scientific inquiry): Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

  • Key idea 1: The central purpose of scientific inquiry is to develop explanations of natural phenomena in a continuing and creative process.
  • Key Idea 2: Beyond the use of reasoning and consensus, scientific inquiry involves the testing of proposed explanations involving the use of conventional techniques and procedures and usually requiring considerable ingenuity
  • Key Idea 3:  The observations made while testing proposed explanations, when analyzed using conventional and invented methods, provide new insights into natural phenomena.


Standard 4 (Living Environment): Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

  • Key Idea 1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.
  • Key Idea 2: Organisms inherit genetic information in a variety of ways that result in continuity of structure and function between parents and offspring.
  • Key Idea 3: Individual organisms and species change over time.
  • Key Idea 4: The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development
  • Key Idea 5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.
  • Key Idea 6: Plants and animals depend on each other and their physical environment.
  • Key Idea 7:  Human decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environment.