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Living with Life Science
This is an integrated instructional module designed specifically to operate within a modular environment or as stand-alone. It is ideal for use with our ScanTEK Modular Science Program. The complete module includes a 16-assignment exploratory curriculum split into four topic areas: Health, Plant Life, Animal Life and Agriculture. The module is also available in two 8-assignment parts, identified as Part 1 and Part 2.
Through a comprehensive series of hands-on experiments and software based investigations, students build on their experience of living things. The wide range of activities include using a microscope to examine plant and animal life, an investigation into types of foods, looking at personal health and investigating what factors affect the growth of plants.
The assignments in the life science module have all been designed to help provide a solid foundation of scientific concepts that can be built upon in subsequent years.
All on-screen and paper-based curriculum materials are provided in both English and Spanish.
Through the use of the Computer Aided Instruction containing high quality graphics, animations and full audio support, students are guided through their assignment. During the assignments students are asked to complete their worksheet and answer questions designed to track and assess their performance.
Worksheets typically involve completing tables of results, adding labels to diagrams, completing sentences and plotting graphs. Assignments in the Part 1 module are targeted at younger students. All assignments include a worksheet reader utility that enables students with reading difficulties to complete their work.
Assessment questions have been designed to address the performance standards identified in the appropriate National Science Standards.
Other parts of the LJ Create "Living With Science" family include: