New Curriculum Review: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Dimensions for NGSS

Does your district need instructional materials to support implementation of the NGSS? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Dimensions.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Science Dimensions is a comprehensive science program for grades K-12. Learning List has reviewed the materials for middle school Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science. Science Dimensions provides relevant, real-world opportunities for students to work and think like scientists and engineers. The material supports the intention of the Next Generation Science Standards by consistently providing students with three-dimensional learning experiences, integrating the Cross-Cutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices with the Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Students are consistently required to synthesize new information and find answers to challenging questions and problems. Critical thinking is further supported through projects and labs that address real-world problems, such as sound in a theater and selecting the best types of fencing. Material includes resources to support the needs of a variety of learners, including limited support for English language learners.

The digital platform, Ed Your Friend in Learning, provides an abundance of resources to support students’ learning experience. However, teachers will require training and ongoing planning time to effectively use these resources.

Learning List’s editorial review analyzes the instructional content and rigor, explaining how the material’s design, features and instructional strategies support the effective implementation of the NGSS.

Learning List has completed a standard-by-standard alignment report, qualitative review of the instructional content and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company committed to delivering integrated solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 3 million educators in 150 countries, while its award-winning children’s books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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