Sally Ride Science Key Concepts
PASCO and Sally Ride have teamed to bring together the best of both worlds . . . the discovery-based, interactive learning environment of SPARKscience with the rich science content produced by the educational team at Sally Ride Science. Together they create an integrated, standards-based program for 21st century science for grades 4-8.
The approach of Key Concepts program is to explore the Big Ideas in Physical Science, Life Science and Earth Science.
The Key Concepts program is focused on giving teachers the tools they need to improve science education in the classroom. But it is also focused on opening students eyes to the vast opportunities that are available to them. To that end, both the books and SPARKlabs strive to help students develop a personal connection to science. Connecting the concepts being explored in each science to the real lives and work of scientists and engineers provide students with a look at the variety of career paths available in science, technology, engineering and math.
View a brief but comprehensive rundown of each Key Concepts solution including each lab activity, the concepts covered and the equipment used:
The Benefits of Key Concepts
- Go deep - In-depth coverage of the Big Ideas in physical science, life science and earth science through original student books and hands-on investigations
- Learn by doing - guided-inquiry lab activities stimulate discovery and reflection
- Make it meaningful - students connect the science they are studying to the work and lives of real scientists
US State content and assessment standards, US national standards, Canada and England standards.