Science Dimensions Homeschool Package Grade 3

Science Dimensions Homeschool Package Grade 3

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Product Description:

System requirements for Win/Mac: internet browser (Chrome v60 or above recommended although Safari v10, Firefox v55, or Edge v40 will also work), Windows versions 7-10 (not recommended for Windows XP or Vista). App can also be used on Apple and Android mobile devices (tablets and smartphones), although a 7” or larger screen is recommended for optimal functionality. Requirements for Apple/Android: iOS 11 or later or Android version 5 (“Lollipop”) or later.



Publisher Description:

Any curriculum based on the NGSS must integrate the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas (the Three Dimensions of Learning) throughout all lessons. HMH Science Dimensions intertwines the Three Dimensions into a cohesive, braided approach that ensures students will increase science proficiency.


Lesson Structure: the 5E Model


HMH Science Dimensions consists of units containing closely related lessons. Each lesson is built around the familiar 5E instructional model, endorsed by NGSS thought leaders.


Engage: Every lesson starts with an Engage opportunity that asks: Can You Explain It? Or Can You Solve It? The Engage section involves a phenomenon to explain, a problem to solve, or a discrepant event to spark students curiosity. As students state claims, they begin to analyze their assumptions and ideas, preparing for the learning experiences that follow.


Explore & Explain: In the next phases of the 5E model, a series of related Explore & Explain activities are organized as Explorations. During these activities, learners embark on a discovery process of gathering evidence to either support or challenge their claims through:



  • Activities

  • Data analysis

  • Interactive illustrations

  • Videos

  • Instructional animations


Throughout the lesson, students are prompted to record their evidence using Evidence Notebooks where appropriate. Student-directed formative assessments embedded in the lesson help students assess the evidence they gather. They also share their evidence with peers and collaborate on the activities.


Elaborate: To promote interest in science and prepare students for college and careers in engineering and science, weve added a Take It Further feature to EVERY lesson. These features related science to students own lives and futures, inspiring their interest in STEM.


Evaluate: Lesson Self-Check and Formative Assessment

Category Description for Science Dimensions Homeschool Packages:

Science Dimensions from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a hybrid course that integrates print worktexts with digital videos, simulations and assessments. The series is aligned to Next Gen Science Standards and implements the 5E Instructional model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.

Vividly illustrated, consumable worktexts cover life science, earth science and physical science for the K-5 levels with separate, topical modules for grades 6-8. Choose 4 modules at the Grades 6-8 level for one year of study. Lessons begin with an Engage activity followed by Explorations, Evidence Notebooks, hands-on (Engineer It!) activity, and a take it further (Elaborate) lesson. There are often small group activities recommended, which are easily modified to a homeschool setting.

Evaluation is integral and implemented through lesson self-checks, unit reviews and tests, and digital, scaffolded assessments. Assessment Guides include Next-Gen standards, assessment tools including classroom observation assessment/portfolio reviews and student presentation guidelines, beginning of year test, unit pre-tests, quizzes, unit tests, mid-year and end-of-year tests,with answer keys for all. Assessment Guide is reproducible if using the worktext and online course.

Each grade-level Homeschool Package includes: the Student Interactive Worktext, Assessment Guide, and 1-year digital access to the new, user-friendly HMH Homeschool Learning platform. Online access is for one year. Worktexts are not reproducible.

System requirements for Win/Mac: internet browser (Chrome v60 or above recommended although Safari v10, Firefox v55, or Edge v40 will also work), Windows versions 7-10 (not recommended for Windows XP or Vista). App can also be used on Apple and Android mobile devices (tablets and smartphones), although a 7” or larger screen is recommended for optimal functionality. Requirements for Apple/Android: iOS 11 or later or Android version 5 (“Lollipop”) or later.




Category Description for HMH Homeschool Science Packages:

Here they are - for those of you who want a traditional science course from a secular perspective. These are what students are using in the public schools and are written to meet content standards for each grade level. We get phone calls weekly asking what we have to offer from a secular publisher that still maintains the high-quality standards set forth by homeschool families. Saxon has come through on your behalf.

This curriculum comes from big name publishers like Holt, Houghton Mifflin, and McDougal Littell. All of these are names which set the standard for classroom education, and you can choose to have them in your home. Text books offer bright, beautiful photos and illustrations to hold students interest, and teacher editions and CD-ROMs offer all of the ancillary materials needed to round out each course. These courses are available in packages only; we are not able to sell components separately.

At the elementary level, there are Houghton Mifflin Science courses, each of which include a hard copy student text and a teacher's edition on CD-ROM. For the middle grades, there are three Holt Science and Technology courses. These are available in packages with either a hardcover teacher's edition or a parent guide CD-ROM which includes key elements of the teacher's edition in an easier-to-use format. At the high school level a variety of courses have been made available, including Holt McDougal Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Earth Science. The contents have changed a bit since their initial release, and currently most courses are moving towards a hard copy student text and an "Interactive Online Edition." These online editions include interactive copies of the student and teacher editions, worksheets, labs, assessments and various tools and videos. Content varies by course and access to online material is provided via a code you will receive with the student edition. Online access is limited to one year. Renewal codes for an additional year (or second student) are available. No textbook is included. Codes are emailed to you 3-5 days after purchase from Houghton Mifflin. Please note, we cannot accept returns on products with an online activation code.

For you moms, dads, and charter schools who have been asking for a well-developed curriculum that meets state and national standards - your wish has come true. ~ Donna


Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade
3
Format
Other
Brand Name
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Weight
3.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.25" x 1.62"
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To coincide with local school curriculum
Calynn B on Jul 26, 2020
To coincide with local school curriculum
Calynn B on Jul 26, 2020
Aligned with Core Curriculum Standards
Julia S M on Aug 17, 2019
Aligned with Core Curriculum Standards
Julia S M on Aug 17, 2019
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I think this will keep your child on par with other students nationally. Some of the projects need to be adapted, but it includes assessment and hands-on learning opportunities. A lot of questions require writing by the student. It does require more one-on-one time with your child. I wish it included a hand-held teacher manual. It only includes the Assessment Book with answer key. I purchased a hand-held teacher manual second hand from Amazon. I like this curriculum, but wish it were easier to use at home.
October 18, 2019
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