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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.
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.