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Product Overview
Up to
Science offers student-centered engagement activities for immediate student involvement. Scientifically based research
supports the use of this
form of frequent conceptual exposure to enhance student understanding.
Activities are designed to require five to
10 minutes of class time and are written with the cognitive rigor demanded by the Texas
Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students must use critical thinking skills as they are presented with content-specific activities
or with visual stimuli, including charts, graphs, and tables. Each activity may be used as an engagement for a new lesson, as a
to enhance retention, and as a means to support State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR
) preparation. Activities
are grouped by STAAR strands and sequenced by
specific TEKS and student expectations.
Up to Science
is presented in an even-odd page format. The even-numbered pages include activity answer keys and supportive
teacher notes. The odd-numbered pages present specific student activities that are easily photocopied. Use a photocopy setting to
reproduce activities with graphics or photographs.
The digital version of Warm
Up to Science
is presented in the opposite order of the print version. The student page comes before the
teacher page. This design lessens the chances of students seeing answers first. After students work
through the activity, the teacher
can easily advance to the next screen for students to self-check their work if desired.
Begin Class with a Warm-Up?
Up to Science
incorporates instructional strategies that have been scientifically proven to enhance student achievement. Some
examples of these effective instructional strategies identified in research focus on the teacher’s ability to set high expectations for
students, activate prior knowledge, provide feedback that reinforces learning, and allow for recognition of effort. In this type of learning
environment, students will have the opportunity to
identify similarities and differences,

practice process and critical thinking skills, and

Up to Science
activities are designed to involve students in critical thinking processes. The activities focus on items that are
content-specific or items with visual stimuli, including charts, graphs, and tables. Activities are written to be brief and targeted and can
be used as formative assessment tools to gauge students’ comprehension of a concept. The activities require only five to 10 minutes of
class time.
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