The Two Minute Rule
ScienceOhio.com is a comprehensive digital Science resource that, above all, is easy to use. Our team of content specialists, teachers and programmers were given one main criterion: “Cover the standards, but make sure that any teacher can use the software with just two minutes’ familiarization.”
You are just two clicks away from over 900 digital lessons, including presentations, assessments and seven different types of investigations:
- virtual labs
- animated fact files
- real-world scenarios
- interactive explorers
- hands-on (generic equipment)
- virtual equipment trainers
Content and Process Standards
ScienceOhio.com covers 100% of Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science in grades 5-8, as well as high school Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Integrated Physics and Chemistry.
In addition, nearly half of the lessons have been written to address Process Standards. Students using our software will know how to do Science — in line with the 2011 National Frameworks.
Make It Your Own
ScienceOhio.com presentations are ready go with just a couple of clicks, but teachers can also download and modify them, easily creating a tailor-made resource. They can be run full-screen on an interactive whiteboard, or students can work through presentations individually, guided by a series of characters. These virtual guides narrate the lessons as students watch, listen and interact.
The lesson structure allows teachers to use a methodical, scaffolded approach to learning or a very open-ended inquiry-based model, depending upon the lessons and the sequence that students are asked to follow. This flexibility makes ScienceOhio.com software suitable for all students.