Interactive Science Lessons
Virtual Science Explorations for Kids
Science A-Zís Interactive Science Lessons give students a chance to be in the driverís seat while learning the fundamental concepts of science. These virtual lessons provide a road map for students as they explore important and sometimes complex ideas. Each lesson offers instruction, practice, and assessment using text and accompanying audio. Practice slides provide immediate positive feedback and explanations of difficult concepts. Graphics, animations, and simulated interactive experiments and explorations help students visualize the content being presented.
By digging into the main ideas of science on their own, students develop a stronger understanding of how to think and act like a scientist.
Why Use Interactive Science Lessons
Interactive Science Lessons put science discovery in the hands of each student. Carefully crafted text and corresponding audio walk the student through difficult scientific concepts. Each part of the lesson builds on the one before it, as do the slides within each part, helping to scaffold instruction as students master each new concept. Visual and interactive devices support a variety of learning styles and help bring the material to life. Students develop knowledge and skills on a deeper level by interacting with science in a virtual, engaging format.
Like most resources on Science A-Z, Interactive Science Lessons help satisfy science standards while also supporting reading comprehension. Assessments are embedded in each lesson, and reports are delivered to teachers, which allows them to monitor individual proficiency and track class-wide trends.
How To Use Interactive Science Lessons
Start with the Interactive Science Lesson Teacherís Guide to learn about tips or activities for before, during, and after using the lessons with students. Use the Teaching Tips that accompany each lesson to find correlations to standards, questions to stimulate prior knowledge, connections to the unit, related vocabulary, and extension activities for that lesson. Preview the lesson to become familiar with its structure and functionality.
Provide access to computers or mobile devices and decide whether to have students use the lessons on their own, in groups, or as a whole class. The lessons are broken into parts, which students complete one at a time. A built-in bookmarking feature saves a studentís place if he or she exits before completing a lesson. Monitor student responses to assessments in the student management area of Kids A-Z.