Science Fusion Teacher Edition
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has chosen an interesting way to present the program for grades 6-8. While younger grades are each contained in a single course , for the middle grades, courses are taught in 11 topical modules. Parents and teachers are welcome to select which modules to use and in which order to use them. Each module is complete in itself with all of the above-described components. Modules vary in length, but it appears that you would need to complete about three per year.
This might be especially valuable for older students working independently at least part of the time. While it is possible for a student to work through lessons on his or her own to some extent, this is not the best way to use the program. When this isn’t possible you might choose to have your child view a virtual lab instead. A wealth of Teacher Edition support helps instructors find just the right fusion of program components to develop science skills, concepts, and vocabulary through inquiry and application. This means that lesson concepts are presented through a variety of learning modalities. Core concepts are taught in the print book as well as through an online lesson.
If you have used ScienceFusion and would like to contribute a testimonial, please click here. I love it and i have used this series from grades K-5, i highly suggest it. I’m not entirely certain about the CA public schools, but I do know we sell these courses to our CA charter school homeschooling customers.
From observation techniques to full-blown crime scene investigations, students learn the reality and science behind the crime dramas on TV in this immersive, hands-on course. Astronomy is an advanced course where students learn about the universe in which they inhabit. Theories and laws regarding the creation of the universe and gravitation are investigated and studied.
Throughout the curriculum, you will encounter passing mentions of evolution and millions of years. Most problematic should be The Diversity of Living Things and The Dynamic Earth. Some home educators will also take issue with some content in Ecology and the Environment when it deals with humans’ impact on the environment. At the middle school level, 11 topical modules (write-in texts plus full digital editions) covering Life, Earth & Space, Physical Science, and Engineering can be matched to a district’s standards progression. Choose from a full spectrum of support services to ensure success—from program-specific courses to embedded coaching.
With two curriculum paths to choose from, teachers can enhance the print lessons with enriching video, simulations, and animations or choose an entirely digital path, depending on individual students’ needs. “What are the universal laws that govern relationships between matter and energy that support the dynamic universe and make life possible? ” Students study the structure of the Earth and our Solar System, forms of energy and Newton’s Laws of Motion, atmospheric science, biochemistry, heredity and genetics, and sexual reproduction.
A listing of individual items that make up a package is provided on the package item’s product detail page along with real-time item availability of those items. At our four-part Science Fusion series, you’ll connect with the diverse community of scientific professionals from the Twin Cities through awesome science experiments and activities. We aim to show young people the incredible career opportunities available in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math .
STEM skills in science, technology, engineering, and math are emphasized throughout the series so that students acquire an understanding of how science knowledge is used in real life. An optional class management system allows you to schedule assignments and tests. Students can access their own account to get their lesson assignments each day.