Evidence of Alignment
IT'S NOT A TEXTBOOK. IT'S NOT A KIT. IT'S A PROGRAM.
What materials are included?
The equipment drawers provide the specialty items students and teachers need for the experiences that are central to the program. Enough materials are supplied for five class periods with 32 students each. Modifications can be made to accommodate larger or smaller numbers of students. For Procedure steps involving groups of four students, eight sets of the required materials are included in the kit, and when students are asked to work in pairs, 16 sets of materials are included.
Embedded strategies help teachers explore students' thinking and give students multiple opportunities to confront their preconceptions.
An intentionally flexible approach to all program activity types help accomplish our goal that all students achieve scientific literacy.
Integrated into the programs the SEPUP assessment system sets up ways to collect evidence on student learning and improve performance.