Interactive Science Series (Middle School)
Middle School Science Uses the Interactive Science Series by Pearson
Interactive Science is a standards-based, next generation middle school science program that features an innovative write-in student edition that connects the big ideas of science to students lives. Interactive Science utilizes the Understanding By Design® framework to help students uncover answers to the big ideas of science, leading students to a deeper understanding of the science concepts. Grant Wiggins, creator of Understanding by Design® framework , is one of the main program authors. Interactive Science also structures each lesson by the 5E learning cycle (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate).
Interactive Science features three paths that let teachers teach it their way: text, inquiry, and digital. Focus on one path or blend all three together. The text path includes an innovative write-in student edition and the Big Ideas of Science Reference Library. The inquiry path features hands-on labs and activities scaffolded for all learners. The digital path features next generation online learning environment where teachers can connect with students, manage their classes, and customize to their teaching style.
Interactive Science utilizes interactive, visual, and differentiated learning strategies to address the needs of all learners. Hands-on activities are scaffolded for all learners featuring a wide-variety of directed and open ended inquiry labs. While the write-in student edition features engaging visuals that frontload vocabulary and that relate directly to the content serving as important visual cues for English Language Learners. Our teacher’s edition offers differentiated instruction recommendations at point of use for each page in the student edition.
Grade 6 - Earth Science
Water & the Atmosphere
Ecology & the Environment
Grade 7 - Life Science
Cells and Heredity
Human Body Systems
Human Biology & Human Sexuality*
Forces & Energy
Grade 8 - Physical Science
Astronomy & Space
Diversity of Life