Glencoe’s iScience is a set of comprehensive materials for middle school science. Materials are available in print and online. Each discipline of science (life, earth and space, physical) is a separate set of materials designed to encourage students to learn scientific concepts and apply those concepts to the real world.
iScience supports the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards with numerous opportunities for students to be scientists and do science. Materials encourage students to make connections between scientific concepts and real-world scientific phenomena. Units include a variety of labs that increase in complexity throughout the unit. Consistent application of the 5E model as well as labs, questions, and lesson activities provide numerous opportunities for student to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
This material provides substantial resources for instruction in blended learning environments. Adaptions for students with specific learning needs include text-to-speech narration and specific activities for above-, on-, and below level learners. However, support for speakers of languages other than English is limited to a multilingual glossary and translation of some materials into Spanish. A robust set of teacher materials includes an interactive teacher edition and numerous online resources. Teacher resources also include professional learning videos to support implementation, planning, assessment, and pedagogy, including content area reading strategies.
Learning List has completed a standard-by-standard alignment report, qualitative review of the instructional content and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material. To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.
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