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Pathways: Science

Engage Middle School Students in Science Through Close Reading and Research, Critical Thinking, and Expository Writing

Winner of the 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award, Pathways: Science offers 100 highly flexible lessons on life, Earth, space, and physical science with valuable opportunities for middle school students to:
• Make predictions using prior knowledge;
• Dig for evidence using Britannica’s safe, curated research sources;
• Analyze information, draw evidence-based conclusions, and write arguments to support their claims.

Supports National/State Curriculum Standards and 21st-Century Skill Development

Inquiry-based, interactive explorations use a research-based conceptual change model and pedagogy to transform students’ misconceptions into true understanding. Each lesson provides practical experience in computerized research and writing similar to tasks on high-stakes assessments.

Adapts Easily to Any Science Curriculum or Program

Discover the perfect interactive companion to kit-based science programs, basal textbooks, or a district’s own core curriculum! Pathways: Science offers a wealth of nonfiction reading and video material to fill gaps in instructional content, to provide opportunities for enrichment, or as a review to prepare for year-end assessments.

Provides Highly Affordable Value

At a lower annual subscription cost per student than a pair of safety goggles, Pathways: Science offers support for differentiation and flexible, time-saving organization and planning.


How does an animal grow larger—cell growth? cell reproduction? Each of its cells divides repeatedly, producing two new cells each time.

What is inside bubbles when water boils? Water molecules. Boiling maintains the identity of a water molecule.

Awards And Accolades

“…easy to manage classes, track student progress, search for lessons by standards and implement effective inquiry-based lessons.”
—Tech & Learning, January 2014

“Highly Recommended ”
—Library Media Connection, September 2012

“…an excellent curricular support service for the middle school…Recommended.”
—Internet@Schools, June 2012

Common Core Standards

  • Read and comprehend informational texts.
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse forms of media.
  • Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g. in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
  • Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.