McGraw Hill’s Thrive™ powered by Time To Know® is a comprehensive, online resource to support English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science instruction in 1:1 computer-based learning environments. Resources support teacher-led, data-driven instruction in classrooms that integrate technology. Learning List recently reviewed Thrive science resources for grades 6-8.
Thrive presents science content at each grade level in units that address concepts in life science, physical science, and earth and space science. Units open with a video or animation followed by discussion questions that introduce content. [Read more…]
Units are made up of lessons that include animations, videos, and learning games to engage students and frame content. Lessons begin with a set of essential questions (e.g., “What is the difference between elements and compounds?”) and are made up of a set of sequential activities organized roughly in terms of the 5E instructional model. Students have access to audio readers and interactive tools, such as calculators, stop watches, and graphic organizers. Students may share their work with the class using the program’s “Gallery” feature.
Teachers have access to a set of tools to facilitate learning in a 1:1 environment. The “Eyes on the Teacher” tool alerts students that the teacher requires their attention. “Follow Me” and “Stop Line” tools allow teachers to control students’ navigation and progress. When using Follow Me, teachers control students’ navigation through the lesson. Stop Line allows teachers to place a “stop line” that prevents students from progressing past a particular point in a lesson.
About Thrive Science*
Founded on the most current research on science and science learning, the Thrive science program blends advanced technology with systems thinking and modeling in a rich, digital learning experience. Thrive science focuses on an inquiry‐based, real‐life approach to science concepts.
Thrive science provides hands‐on, virtual, and query‐based labs; multiple reading sources, including science‐related articles and web‐based resources; and lesson animations and videos as part of this project‐based, educational experience. Students learn to construct explanations, develop and present arguments, and engage in discourse with evidence to prepare them to be critical thinkers and doers.
*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill Education.
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