Into Science

HMH Into Science | K-5 Science Curriculum | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH Into Science is an NGSS science curriculum that provides a coherent, phenomenon-driven storyline; delivers three-dimensional learning; and incorporates the Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning model. The curriculum allows educators to adapt instruction to a core or blended classroom, or integrate science into ELA

HMH believes Do Science to Learn Science with hands-on activity videos and video-based teacher support including an easy-to-understand narrative explaining the approach and showing the actual activity with an age-appropriate student.

Hands-on activities include embedded social and emotional learning. Open-ended simulations allow students to use technology, like a real scientist in the field.

Students have many opportunities to show what they’ve learned on assessments in a wide range of formats, including interactive digital quizzes, end-of-unit tests, and hands-on performance tasks. The curriculum uses the effective 5E instructional model, which encourages students to Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate the science, in hands on digital environments.

Assessments support higher-lever thinking with a embedded formative and summative assessments to gauge students’ progress, identify where support may be needed, determine if students are making sense of a phenomena, and provide modified options. Use the HMH Trace Tool to take this a step further to show connections of the standards across grade levels, allowing teachers to quickly view what students should already know and what they need to do to be prepared to learn next.