Exploring Science with the Building Block Series : Your students will take a deep dive into real science by learning scientific concepts and terminology. Five subjects are covered over the course of each year, allowing Building Blocks to provide an in-depth science curriculum for each grade level, K-7, (Grade 8 to be completed soon). The Building Blocks Series is based on an upward-spiral teaching method, where key concepts in the 5 core disciplines (chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy) are introduced and built upon during the yearlong course. Each successive year builds upon what the students have learned previously, and by Book 7 students are learning high school level science. Spiral learning is proven to lead to better long-term mastery of facts and concepts and is effective for all learners, including struggling learners. It is the first research-based recommendation in a practice guide from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences (Pashler et al., 2007).
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