Teaching to Standards: SCIENCEA systematic, year-long science curriculum for middle and high school students
Two years of classroom research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have shown Teaching to Standards: Science to be highly effective in teaching science vocabulary and engaging students in inquiry-based lessons. Students participate in a hands-on experiments during each lesson and use the Student Response Guide to engage in the inquiry process. The curriculum is designed for students with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities, including autism.
Their own student book, ScienceWork, provides students with extension activities that connect the science concepts to the world around them. Teachers follow scripted lessons that provide clear direction for individual student accommodations. A set of experiment materials included in the Classroom Kit makes it easy to prepare for class. An electronic Image Library can be used to create communication overlays and additional homework assignments.