Our Approach to Core Subjects: SCIENCE

Did you know that we developed our Science series with a particular approach in mind? This was to ensure students would meet key curriculum targets while remaining engaged in the lesson. Two major curriculum standards are met with our wide variety of Science titles.

1. Next Generation Science Standards
2. STEAM Initiatives

Next Generation Science Standards
Along with individual state standards, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aim to integrate the content and skills of science in an approach to teaching and learning. The standards set out by the NGSS are designed to provide quality science education to students based on content-rich material and practice with aligned curricula.

STEAM Initiatives
The STEAM standards aim to integrate the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics in an approach to teaching and learning. STEAM brings a new hands-on approach to learning that encourages students to explore and interact with what they are learning. To get to know the STEAM initiatives, please refer to the outline below.

Our Unique Format
Our format relies on a hands-on approach to learning, which allows students to become more engaged in the subject matter. Each chapter is comprised of 3 sections. The Before You Read section introduces the concepts and key vocabulary words that will be examined in the chapter. It stimulates background knowledge and experience, and guides students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The Reading Passage presents the necessary information in order to meet key curriculum and State standards. Included in the Reading Passage are stop queues to test student understanding as they read through the material. The After You Read section includes a variety of comprehension questions geared to test students’ understanding of the concepts presented in the reading. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the reading passage through creative and evaluative short-answer questions, research and extension activities. Following this, our Science resources extend student knowledge and interaction with hands-on experiments. All of the activities in our resources culminate in a final exam. Teachers can grade their students progress with the provided assessment rubric.

Get started with our Science program by previewing some FREE sample activities taken from our ready-made lesson plans available at our FREE CONTENT page.

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