McGraw-Hill Launches Inspire Science
McGraw-Hill Education has introduced Inspire Science, the
company's new core science curriculum for grades K-5.
McGraw-Hill Education designed Inspire Science to address Next
Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and as specified in the NGSS, the
curriculum blends science and engineering practices with problem-based
learning, literacy and math skills. With this new science curriculum, the
company "aims to help teachers improve student results in STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) by motivating students to become
curious, creative problem solvers," according to a press release.
Inspire Science covers six-to-seven modules per grade, according to
information on the company's site. Digital resources for teachers include a
teacher's guide, pre-made lesson presentations, coach and demo videos, and
story-to-science read-aloud e-books with audio for kindergarten to grade two.
Digital resources for students include a digital science notebook, a science
handbook for grades 3-5, digital simulations and labs, leveled
e-books and science articles, videos and games, e-assessments and worksheets.
Physical resources include lab kits, story-to-science read-alouds, leveled
readers, teacher's guide, science notebook and science handbook.
Key features of Inspire Science include:
- Hands-on and problem-based learning activities;
- Digital learning resources, including interactive content and
simulations, combined with print resources for reading, journal writing and
- Nonfiction readings paired with text-dependent questions as well as
paired readings with fiction and nonfiction connections;
- Practice writing arguments and explanations in the context of science;
- Training and professional development support for teachers.
Inspire Science launches in August 2015 and McGraw-Hill Education will add
additional content, features and updates in the fall. Further information about
Inspire Science can be found on McGraw-Hill Education's
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.