ICE is a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a unit for the new Baltimore High School chemistry curriculum that brings earth science into the chemistry curriculum. It will include concepts, datasets and protocols for addressing the question, “How does chemistry shape the physical environment of Baltimore?

Project Partners include the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Baltimore City Public Schools and George Washington University.

Seven Development Team Teachers (DTTs) meet monthly to provide feedback on the new chemistry curriculum, suggest changes and improvements and receive professional development related to the new Earth science content.