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Recommended for Grade 4. 240 pages.
The Level D Teacher Guidebook contains detailed 4-pages lesson plans for 36 weeks of multi-day instruction.
Lessons are designed to model the way scientific study works in college laboratory classes and beyond. The week begins with the teacher guiding students through a hands-on activity that introduces a fundamental scientific principle, with detailed instructions provided for each weekly activity. Questions and suggested answers are provided to assist students in recording and analyzing their findings.
Each lesson plan includes a "Teacher To Teacher" section with facts and insights to help engage the student's attention, and extended teaching activities to build upon and reinforce the principle being taught each week.
A multiple-choice assessment quiz is included for each lesson, to allow each student to demonstrate mastery of the concepts and help aid his/her long-term retention.
Lessons 1-9: Life Science
Lessons 10-18: Physical Science - Forces
Lessons 19-27: Earth Science
Lessons 28-36: Physical Science - Energy & Matter
Concepts studied include: animal characteristics, inertia, air pressure, volcanoes, static electricity, endothermic change, and more. A full list of lessons is available in the Level D Scope & Sequence.
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