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 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.
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
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.