Science Dimensions Homeschool Package Grade 3
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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.
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:
- Data analysis
- Interactive illustrations
- 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
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