Without literacy, there is no communication. Without communication, there is no science.
Not only is literacy an integral part of any form of learning, it’s the main focus in most classrooms today. Often, subjects like science get pushed to the back-burner, because there is so little time and so much to do in a classroom.
By making literacy an integrated focus of the Science4Us curriculum, we hope to not only broaden the students’ vocabulary and understanding of scientific terminology, but we aim to make it literacy-rich enough to show teachers how they can teach literacy and science at the same time.
From systematic syllable practice to opportunistic vocabulary lessons, the Science4Us curriculum integrates literacy wherever possible.
Here is just one example of an opportunistic vocabulary lesson. In this case, multiple word meanings worked its way into a lesson on light energy.