Interactive Science Grades 6-8 Earth Science Activities Book/Lab Manual
This Pearson at Home: Homeschool Interactive Science Activities booklet is part of the Pearson Interactive Science Grade 6 curriculum. This booklet contains pages students rip out to make a lab manual to follow as they conduct experiments. Experiments include fun questions to investigate.
Twelve experiments include fun questions to investigate, including:
- How can heat cause motion in a liquid?
- Reversing poles
- Soil percolation
- How far is that star?
- And more
With each activity students will answer the question by following the outlined procedures of each activity, collecting data, and drawing conclusions. Afterwards, they can expand and demonstrate scientific reasoning by modifying the investigations and/or designing their own experiments.
The workbooks are a way for children to have fun while growing their science knowledge. They combine hands on engagement with fun science activities while enabling children to learn the skills they need to be successful with their science curriculum. By using materials already familiar and available to kids at home, the lab work and experiments feel less intimidating and more entertaining.
Each hands-on activity presents a child with a challenging question that can be investigated and explored, then answered through lab work and experiments. An answer is reached through exploration of resources, following the individual steps of each activity, collecting data, and then drawing conclusions. After completing the activity as outlined in the workbook, there is an additional opportunity to create your own experiment. This allows the child to design his or her own activities, creating a personalized learning experience and further demonstrating scientific reasoning.
In some instances, parents might need to help children with certain parts of the activity, which turns science into a family affair! The activities in these workbooks will encourage every child to think like a scientist, encourage him or her to be inquisitive, and prepare kids for future lessons in science.
This curriculum has been modified specifically for homeschool families. At times, there may be references to print or digital components that are not included within the materials made available for at home study. This will not hinder your child's successful completion of the course.
Non-reproducible 40 pages, softcover; consumable workbook. Grades 6-8
- Detailed lesson plans make instruction easy
- In-depth, hands-on actives throughout each lesson engage your child
- "Got It?" checkpoints ensure your child understands the material
- Understanding By Design framework leads students to a deeper understanding of science concepts
- Unit A: Science Engineering and Technology
- Unit B: Life Science
- Unit C: Earth Science
- Unit D: Physical Science
- Grades 6-8 cover Earth, Life and Physical science for the full grade year.