Orange, TX (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
Scientific Minds, LLC announced today that it has launched the Biology Science Starters, a web-based supplemental tool that teaches state Biology standards and helps prepare students for state EOC assessments, college, and 21st century careers.
"United States educators are challenged with teaching increasingly rigorous science standards. Current state assessments require students to think critically, apply knowledge, and use multi-step processes to demonstrate mastery. The Biology Science Starters, developed from state standards and the first draft release of the Next Generation Science Standards, provide students and teachers with a process for developing the knowledge and skills necessary for success," said Kathy Reeves, President and Founder of Scientific Minds. "As a veteran science teacher, I am acutely aware of the challenges facing educators. The Science Starters programs provide practical solutions for these challenges."
Developed using current education and brain research, the Biology Science Starters follow the 5-E instructional method to provide information in small chunks. The Science Starters can be teacher-guided or used independently to enhance the learning process for all students. Each of the 110 modules includes interactive vocabulary practice and assessments.
- 110 web-based Biology modules
- Engage, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate components in each module
- Over 1000 vocabulary words in interactive flashcards
- Vocabulary assessments
- Concept assessments
- Teacher-guided option for whole-class instruction
- Video and interactive student option for independent study
- Spanish terms included with vocabulary flashcards
- Images and graphics that promote learning
What Teachers Are Saying About Science Starters
"I currently teach on a Title I campus and a large majority of our students are beginning or intermediate English language learners. Science Starters has helped me bring the vocabulary to life for them and provide them with the same background information that my native speaking students have. It has also been useful for our tutoring programs and a school-wide effort to review for the state assessment."
"The Science Starters program has proved to be an invaluable part of our district’s instruction, and I look forward to much continued success in the years to come."
"We just got our state assessment scores today. I am happy to report that 92% of my sophomores and 95% of my juniors passed the state test. The Science Starter lessons repeat, reinforce, scaffold, and preview all the major concepts. The lessons target the state standards, and the images are great."
For more information about Scientific Minds and the Science Starters programs visit http://www.scientificminds.com
About Scientific Minds, LLC®
Scientific Minds, LLC is a K-12 company that publishes online resources for science education. Founded in 2007 by a Texas 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.
Contact: Travis Reeves, travis(at)scientificminds(dot)com, 800-886-8145