Common Sense Science
Hands-on science curriculum
Grades 1 - 6
Designed for single-level or multilevel classrooms, homeschools, co-ops, or science clubs, Common Sense Science is for grades 3 through 6, with activities for 1st and 2nd grades to facilitate multi-level teaching. The scripted lessons include vocabulary, research prompts for digging deeper, instructions for constructing 3D Graphic Organizers, and labs that use common household items. All you need for a complete study of each unit is the book and the Student Materials Packet.
Lessons in the Common Sense Science series are divided into 18 three-day weeks allowing you to complete two units a year.
3D Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers help students of all levels better understand concepts by taking complicated information and breaking it down into visual parts. Graphic Organizers allow students to see and touch content, increasing understanding and retention. This hands-on approach to science makes complicated material easy and fun to learn.
Predictions, observations, and recording data are introduced through labs that include clear directions and use common household items.
Student Materials Packet
All the graphics needed for the 3D Graphic Organizers and labs, as well as vocabulary lists to be used in discussions and writing assignments for reference and review are included in the consumable Student Materials Packet.