Elementary Science Curriculum
Adopted Curriculum: TCI’s Bring Science Alive
Mercer Island School District adopted TCI’s Bring Science Alive! program beginning in the 2017-2018 school year in selected classrooms. This implementation will be rolled out over several years.
TCI’s Bring Science Alive! programs are designed to guide young learners to observe and understand how the world works around them. From introducing young students to the power of gravity to how plants and animals can impact their environments, Bring Science Alive! programs are designed to break students out of dated and not-very-exciting methods of teaching.
With TCI’s elementary science curriculum, teachers can drastically improve the quality of their lessons by making them more exciting to be a part of. Students are more likely to be engaged in their lessons when they’re no longer just reading about subjects and taking tests.
The Next Generation Science Standards were developed to work in tandem with the Common Core State Standards to ensure that students develop literacy skills through learning science. Bring Science Alive! builds on this synergy by emphasizing reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills while guiding students in developing their science knowledge.
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