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Alpha Science 1-5

Alpha Science

Grades 1-5

  • American English
  • Video Clips
  • Online Reporting
  • Online Resources
  • Interactive Content

Alpha Science, Grades 1-5 has 4 volumes each based on one of four NGSS domains: Science, Engineering & Technology; Life Science; Earth & Space Science; and Physical Science. Teachers can select the order in which they teach the domains. Each NGSS domain has its color-coded volume with vibrant visuals. Each lesson contains three practices that move from the Directed Practice (teacher guided) to the Guided Practice (a bit more student driven) to the Full Practice (fully student-driven learning). At the end of each lesson, students will have a deep understanding of the lesson’s objective and content.

Key Features

  • Based on Next Generation Science Standards
  • Consumable Student Book & Practice Book
  • NGSS performance expectations are presented through activities throughout the lessons
  • Scaffolded STEAM activity after every chapter
  • Differentiated ELL activities
  • Each lesson is based on the 5E Instructional Model
  • ExamView assessment generator for creating, assigning, and scoring tests, quizzes, and more

Alpha & PhET Sims

At Alpha Publishing, we want students to bring the science laboratory home with them. Learning should not be bound by four walls of a classroom and with Alpha + PhET Sims, our science simulations can be accessed on multiple devices anywhere.

Alpha + PhET Sims is a collection of simulations housed on eAlpha, our CLMS, which includes virtual science labs, science models and more. These simulations are developed by the University of Colorado Boulder and millions of dollars are being spent on research and validation to ensure that each sim meets international learning outcomes and really reaches each student at their level and learning style.

These powerful learning tools reach many of the multiple types of intelligence at the same time:

  • Visual, through interactive interfaces;
  • Auditory, through sounds and text-to-speech (in development);
  • Logical, through real-time collection of data and graphs;
  • Interpersonal, through answering thoughtful questions we provide alongside simulations;
  • Intrapersonal, through reflective play and exploration during quiet time.

For students needing ELL support when reading the text in the simulation, we provide full translations in many different languages.

For free demonstration access please contact your country representative.

Available on eAlpha – CLMS

eAlpha connects students and teachers, offering them a collaborative, interactive, and mobile teaming environment that impacts every aspect of education. Features and benefits include:

  • Easy to use and intuitive eLearning platform
  • Allows you to work both online and offline with interactive content on any device
  • Access all teacher guides, student books, practice and work books, ancillaries, and assessments complete with full interactivity
  • Navigate with ease through hyperlinked content pages
  • Set assignments easily to whole classes or groups or individuals students
  • Effortlessly monitor and report student progress
  • Parent guides available

Components

Student Book

Each NGSS domain-based book has its color-coded volume with vibrant visuals. The Books contain clearly structured chapters and lessons that integrate the best science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas, key connections, and applied math.

Practice Book

Check the students’ understanding of what they have learned and whether they can apply it in practice.

Teacher Guide

The comprehensive Teacher Guide contains reference materials, such as the 5E Instructional Model, Scaffolded Practice Guide, STEAM teaching guide, detailed Scope and Sequence, Yearly Plan, Materials List, and the alignment to NGSS.

The Teacher Resources sections outline all Student Book and Practice Book Activities, including Assessments, ELL references, and the use of online resources.

The School to Home Letter provides a snapshot of what the students will be learning in the upcoming chapter and extends the learning environment through encouraging parental involvement.

Ancillaries

Assessment Book

The Assessment Book is designed to support the NGSS vision of accurately measuring three-dimensional science learning. It contains a comprehensive set of summative assessments that provide the teacher with a complete picture of student progress.

Anchor Activities

Anchor Activities provide a quick and engaging way to get students focused, and prime them for the lesson. Students can be given the activities to work on at the beginning of class as soon as they are ready to learn. The activities will help to gauge student readiness for the lesson and can be used as a differentiation tool.

Multiple Intelligence Activities

Multiple Intelligence Activities focus on the main science concepts of the lesson and aim to help students with different abilities and learning styles engage in the learning process. Each activity hits at least one of the eight different types of intelligence outlined by Howard Gardener’s Theory of 8 Multiple Intelligences.

Exit Activities

Exit Activities are used as informal assessments at the end of each class or activity that help the teacher gauge student’s understanding of concepts covered during the lessons.

Grade 1

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources – Material Lists

  • Alpha Science – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to NGSS

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Math – Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Reading (ELA) Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Topics Progression across grades

  • Alpha Science and the 3 Dimensional Learning Chart – Grades 1-5

Grade 2

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources – Material Lists

  • Alpha Science – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to NGSS

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Math – Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Reading (ELA) Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Topics Progression across grades

  • Alpha Science and the 3 Dimensional Learning Chart – Grades 1-5

Grade 3

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources – Material Lists

  • Alpha Science – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to NGSS

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Math – Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Reading (ELA) Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Topics Progression across grades

  • Alpha Science and the 3 Dimensional Learning Chart – Grades 1-5

Grade 4

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources – Material Lists

  • Alpha Science – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to NGSS

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Math – Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Reading (ELA) Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Topics Progression across grades

  • Alpha Science and the 3 Dimensional Learning Chart – Grades 1-5

Grade 5

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Teacher Resources – Material Lists

  • Alpha Science – ExamView – Teacher Resources

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Alignment to NGSS

  • Alpha Science – Grades 1-8 – Scope and Sequence

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Math – Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Correlation with Alpha Reading (ELA) Grades 1-5

  • Alpha Science Topics Progression across grades

  • Alpha Science and the 3 Dimensional Learning Chart – Grades 1-5
Alpha ScienceGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
Student Book A: Science & Technology + 1YR Digital Access978-1-78556-773-5978-1-78556-777-3978-1-78556-781-0978-1-78556-785-8978-1-78556-789-6
Student Book B: Life Science + 1 YR Digital Access978-1-78556-774-2978-1-78556-778-0978-1-78556-782-7978-1-78556-786-5978-1-78556-790-2
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