Interactive Science: Earth Science Grades 6-8 Bundle
- Detailed lesson plans make instruction easy
- In-depth, hands-on activities 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
Interactive Science: Earth Science for Grades 6,7 or 8 is a more challenging curriculum than the previous Grade K-5 levels, as your child has, by now, a strong foundational knowledge of Science Engineering and Technology, Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. These four Science topics are included in all Interactive Science programs. In fact, Interactive Science is broken down into units that mirrors the four key areas of Science education.
Once you’ve completed Grade 6, your child will be ready to move onto in-depth content geared toward students in the middle grades. The transition from Grade 5 to 6 was seamless, and the move to middle-grade curriculum will be the same. By the time you complete Interactive Science: Grade 6, your child should be able to:
- Use the Scientific Method to design and conduct an experiment that answers a problem.
- Use scientific notation to format numbers.
- Understand the different between quantitative and qualitative observations.
- Collect data using the appropriate technology, tools and units of measurement.
- Identify elements and create atomic models using the Periodic Table of the Elements.
- Locate and identify major functions and parts of the human skeletal and muscular systems.
- Explain the relationship between plate tectonics and Earth’s geographic features, such as mountains.
- Restate the water cycle.
The consumable, interactive Student Worktext: is the center of instruction. Overarching, weekly chapters are broken down into individual daily lessons, and include 3-6 lessons with inquiry labs, and an end-of-chapter study guide, review, and assessment section; a "science matters" feature at the very end looks at the application of science to real-world issues. Chapters cover the nature of science, solving problems, objects, matter, motion, the earth, the sky, living things, nonliving things, plants, animals, and more.
Chapters begin with a "big question" that frames the lessons to follow, and an example with prediction question. Lessons include a brief background check with highlighted and defined terms; a longer lesson with integrated questions; lesson questions that link back to the big question; "lab zone" hands-on questions; and "got it?" questions that provide an opportunity to prove that the main point has been learned, or for students to raise where they're still confused. A wide variety of questions pop up throughout, including "do the math," "what do you know?," "apply it!" and other forms of assessment, practice, and review.
The Teacher's Edition: is provided in an eText version through the access card included in the bundle. The eText provides access to all the materials teachers need, organized by the table of contents. Click to see the student chapters and expand the folder to get to the instructional materials. Objectives, notes on how the nature of inquiry fits into the books' lesson and activities, and preparation guidelines are provided. Lesson information, teaching tips, and answers are presented around the reduced student text pages. The lesson planner that provides pacing and notes for the "path of inquiry," through the "digital path" is not included, nor is it sold for individual use by Pearson at this time. This teacher's edition e-Text is not printable.
Teacher/Parent Guide: This guide walks you through the program highlighting the main elements of the student and teacher materials and provides guidance on setting up your lesson plan, pacing, and adapting the curriculum to fit your family.
Please Note: The student workbook refers to videos and online components that are part of the "digital path," a student science website. Pearson does not include a student access code for this website and its content with this kit, nor is it sold for individual use at this time. Interactive Science bundles were compiled with the home school student in mind but are the same material and content used in traditional public and private school classrooms. Pearson creates educational materials for all types of learners. For that reason, when creating a program, they ensure that the material will be accessible to as many students as possible. As such, they create many ancillary products that fit specific situations and meet a variety of needs. While there are many components to each of the overall educational programs, some of these ancillaries do not meet the needs of homeschoolers, others do not make sense in a homeschool environment and some require an expensive technological infrastructure to deploy. The homeschool product configurations, while selected from a larger program, are complete curriculum bundles designed to engage your children and help them thrive while being mindful of your budget. It is important to note that at times there will be resources mentioned throughout our curriculum material descriptions that are not included in packages intended for home school use. However this will not hinder your child's successful completion of the course. Rather, the exclusion of certain materials will make homeschooling more budget-friendly and will ensure your curriculum meets your individual needs.
Also, please be aware that this textbook teaches from an evolutionary perspective.
An Interactive Science Activities booklet is also available as 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 and is sold separately.
This Grade 6 Earth Science Interactive Bundle Includes:
- Student Worktext
- Code for a Teacher's Edition e-Text
- Teacher/Parent Guide
Vendor: Pearson Learning
Publication Date: 2013