Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Scientific Minds has been busy throughout the spring and summer updating the Elementary Science Starters for grades 3-5. The overhaul includes updated graphics and photos as well as a new vocabulary lesson format.
The Elementary Science Starters are a series of 130 digital science picture books that users access from an online login. The books are projected and shared in a whole-class learning environment, and students can also use them on their own internet-ready devices outside the classroom. Each book is available in both English and Spanish, and each includes formative assessment and a complementary vocabulary lesson.
Chelsea Tauzin, Creative Director for Scientific Minds, is thrilled with the updates. "We've already received so much positive feedback about how beautiful and relevant the updated images in these Science Starter books are. Our new graphics and keywords animate with the user-paced text, so we are able to direct the student’s focus where we want it on each page. We also added graphics to the note-taking sheets, which further enhances the product.”
The Science Starters are built on the 5E instructional model and address 100% of 3rd-5th grade science standards in most states. A standards search, added to the Scientific Minds website in late 2012, provides alignments to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the NGSS. Professional development is built into each Science Starter product, and Tauzin adds that the professional development has been updated as well.
Scientific Minds offers a free 7-day trial for each of its Science Starters products at http://www.ScientificMinds.com.
About Scientific Minds, LLC
Scientific Minds, LLC publishes award-winning online resources for 3-12 science education. Founded in 2007 by a veteran science teacher, Scientific Minds, LLC provides tools and processes to enhance science instruction and includes strategies to support all students. The company mission is to develop quality, web-based educational products that inspire, encourage, and promote next-generation skills for student success.