The Explore Life Science Curriculum is comprised of 6 units and 12 chapters, covering topics like the Basics of Biology, Living Things, Cells, and Body Systems. The Instructor's Guide contains comprehensive introductory, vocabulary, and Big Idea lessons to be used in conjunction with all 12 chapters of the Student Book. Using evidence-based practices, the Instructor's Guide provides instructors with effective teaching strategies for all students. It also features content-based activities that instructors can implement to increase student understanding and foster engagement, and tips for how to best use the provided Animal Cell Model.
The Explore Life Science Student Book features 6 units and 12 chapters. Each chapter begins with the Big Picture statement, outlining the most important theme of the chapter, and the 5 Big Ideas. Each Big Idea contains a QR code, which will lead students to an original video based on the corresponding topic. Each Big Idea includes two content-based vocabulary words and four images. The fourth image corresponds to the "Did You Know?" section, which gives students the opportunity to learn an interesting fact related to the Big Idea content. A "Discovery" page to foster discussion or provide an activity is included after the Big Ideas. The chapter ends with a 10-question quiz.
The Consumable Student Workbooks correspond to the Student Book and reduce prep time. The workbooks condense the student activities from the Student Book into a consumable option.
In addition to these books, the Curriculum also includes:
- Vocabulary Cards
- Model-Lead-Test Procedure Card
- Time-Delay Procedure Card
- Script Cards
- Big Idea Cards
- Environment Cards
- Nutrition Cards
- Animal Cell Model
- Body System Overlays
- Molecules Poster
- MyPlate Poster
- Timeline of Life on Earth Poster
- Reference Guides
- HUB files (e.g., graphic organizers, digital worksheets, and UDL charts)
The Curriculum Plus includes everything listed below plus a total of 20 consumable Student Workbooks (2-book set), interactive PDFs, and samples of communication overlays.
|Author||Abby Davies, MS, BA; Alex Bastian, PhD; and Angel Lee, PhD|