Enhance: Earth Science enriches Earth science lessons through a multimedia approach. The Enhance Kit includes a How To Guide, 60 Big Idea Cards, 60 original videos, and an Earth and Jupiter model to provide for hands-on learning. It also introduces new, content-related vocabulary terms embedded into each Big Idea Card. Each Big Idea Card includes reading passages and a QR code leading to video animations demonstrating difficult topics in a simplified way. A specific fact related to the big idea, labeled "Did You Know?" is featured in each Big Idea Card to pique student interest. The provided Earth and Jupiter models foster discussion and allow for students to better understand abstract topics, including Earth's layers, weather events, and tectonic plates. The Jupiter model demonstrates a scale model of the other planets in our solar system.
Read the Big Idea caption and review the corresponding image. Read the text to learn details and supporting facts about the Big Idea and see more images. Each Big Idea Card also includes an interesting fact, labeled "Did You Know?"
Watch an original video by scanning the QR code. Each video is focused on the Big Picture, incorporating the five Big Ideas in each chapter. Each video may be shown before and/or after reading the text to support student understanding.
Vocabulary words are included with each Big Idea Card. Each vocabulary word is defined on the card with its corresponding icon and is used in a sentence throughout the text.
Examine It! in each Big Idea card details how to use the provided Earth and Jupiter models to best support student understanding of the specific Big Idea. Some suggestions include outside materials or online resources.
|Author||Abby Davies, MA, BS, Susan Pearce, BA, and Don Bastian|