Science Dimensions Homeschool Packages
Science Dimensions from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a hybrid course that integrates print worktexts with digital videos, simulations and assessments. The series is aligned to Next Gen Science Standards and implements the 5E Instructional model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.
Vividly illustrated, consumable worktexts cover life science, earth science and physical science for the K-5 levels with separate, topical modules for grades 6-8. Choose 4 modules at the Grades 6-8 level for one year of study. Lessons begin with an Engage activity followed by Explorations, Evidence Notebooks, hands-on (Engineer It!) activity, and a take it further (Elaborate) lesson. There are often small group activities recommended, which are easily modified to a homeschool setting.
Evaluation is integral and implemented through lesson self-checks, unit reviews and tests, and digital, scaffolded assessments. Assessment Guides include Next-Gen standards, assessment tools including classroom observation assessment/portfolio reviews and student presentation guidelines, beginning of year test, unit pre-tests, quizzes, unit tests, mid-year and end-of-year tests,with answer keys for all. Assessment Guide is reproducible if using the worktext and online course.
Each grade-level Homeschool Package includes: the Student Interactive Worktext, Assessment Guide, and 1-year digital access to the new, user-friendly HMH Homeschool Learning platform. Online access is for one year. Worktexts are not reproducible.