New Products: High School Science Dimensions for NGSS

Is your district looking for high school science materials to support implementation of the NGSS? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Dimensions for Biology, Earth and Space Science, and Chemistry.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Dimensions is a comprehensive science program for grades K-12. Learning List recently reviewed the content for high school Biology, Earth and Space Science, and Chemistry. Materials are available in print and online. The program provides relevant, real-world opportunities for students to work and think like scientists and engineers.

Science Dimensions opens each unit by challenging students to explain an anchor phenomenon or solve a problem. Pictures and videos of anchor phenomena and problems, such as a video of a beating heart or a view of Earth from the International Space Station, engage students immediately. Additional activities and resources encourage students to continue to explore background information as they become familiar with the content.

The program consistently requires students to synthesize new information and find answers to challenging questions and problems. It supports the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards by consistently providing students with three-dimensional learning experiences, integrating the Cross-Cutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices with the Disciplinary Core Ideas to provide cohesive storylines.

The material includes projects and labs that address real-world situations and an abundance of teacher and student resources that will effectively support blended learning environments.

Read Learning List’s full editorial review to learn more about the rigor of the material and the ways the program supports differentiated instruction.

Learning List has completed a standard-by-standard review of this material’s alignment, a qualitative review of its instructional content, and a review of its technology compatibility.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

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