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Teach Challenging Science Concepts Through Inquiry
Pathways: Science engages students in critical thinking, collaboration, and research to help them understand difficult but essential earth, life, and physical science concepts.
Inquiry-based lessons using a consistent Predict-Investigate-Conclude process involve students in thinking like scientists. They make predictions about the lesson’s main concept to uncover their prior knowledge, then collect evidence from multiple sources — curated videos, images, text, graphs, and interactives – to support or contradict their predictions. Students are asked to think critically as they evaluate their evidence and draw conclusions, and then write evidence-based arguments to demonstrate how they have revised their understanding of the topic.
Each standards-correlated lesson is accompanied by a complete set of teacher resources, including simple methods for assessing student progress.
Awards And Accolades
“Pathways lets me differentiate because it’s meant for everyone. Every single topic is a match to what we are teaching … each student can do it.”
—Colleen Tombs, 8th Grade Science Teacher,
Rahway Middle School
“…easy to manage classes, track student progress, search for lessons by standards and implement effective inquiry-based lessons.”
—Tech & Learning, January 2014
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—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.