Everything was right there that was needed; videos, materials lists, and books to read aloud. It was wonderful how all the three dimensions are incorporated!
I love the hands-on components and encouraging dialog between kids to explore their own ideas and reasoning.
-1st Grade Teacher
Activities were hands on, engaging, appropriate for the grade level and included deep thinking questions.
-2nd Grade Teacher
Students had many opportunities for high-level thinking. Students were given the materials and expected to design and construct experiments based on their thoughts, questions and ideas.
-3rd Grade Teacher
I really enjoyed the student dialogue that these lessons fostered and their ability to construct arguments about the external and internal structures of plants and animals and the ways these supported growth, survival and reproduction.
-4th Grade Teacher
One of the strongest portions of the units is the amount of opportunity for student discovery and dialogue. After presenting a phenomenon to students, they were able to come to proper conclusions, on their own and as a class, that were later confirmed in informational text. The students were engaged and interested throughout the unit and could speak confidently while answering the investigation questions throughout the unit.
-5th Grade Teacher