Our secondary Physical Science curriculum incorporates teacher-led, small-group, cooperative learning. Its entire focus is on introducing students to the concepts of the scientific method over five stages of progression. Students work in cooperative pairs, blended teams, and blended groups to conduct a specific aspect of the scientific method to answer questions, form and test hypotheses, perform investigations, and collect and analyze data. This powerful combination of instructional methodologies teaches students the mechanics of what it means to be scientific thinkers and problem solvers, and it provides real-world learning experiences that teach students the scientific method. Career exploration is also embedded in the curriculum, and each title crosswalks to meet significant percentages of common core math that enhances students' ability to have success in other course work. Students also develop and apply critical 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork.
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