180 Days of Science
This well-constructed secular series from Shell Education is a great supplement assuring you’ve covered state standards and provided quality daily work. An added plus is the ability to test students and to determine if there are any gaps in their grade-level learning. The 180 days (one page per school day) of black and white worksheets (reproducible for classroom/families) cover grade-appropriate topics in each of three science strands: Life, Physical, and Earth/Space (12 weeks each). Weekly structure follows a pattern which parallels the scientific process. Day One: read grade-appropriate content and answer questions. Day Two: analyze scientific data. Day Three: develop questions about a scenario related to the week’s topic. Day Four: plan an investigation or develop a solution. Day Five: communicate results. Digital resources (available from the publisher’s website) include rubrics, analysis sheets, and standards correlations. A complete answer key is available in the back of each book. ~ Janice.