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World Book Classroom: Science Power

Science Power uses interactive animations, videos, illustrations, and photos to teach upper elementary-age children core science concepts. Each lesson in the site is paired with an experiment, extension activity, critical thinking questions, quizzes, and websites to amplify the content of the lesson and promote learning.

1. Students can sign in to Student Center to take lesson reviews and assessments that evaluate their mastery of the material.

2. Click on any of the colorful buttons to view a list of the lessons in that unit. Search lessons by curriculum standards for your state or province or grade level, or by textbook.

3. Learn more about contemporary and long-famous names in science.

4. Submit questions to Ask a Scientist (a team of experts around the world).

5. The Science Lab is your location for easy access to the Extension Activities, Experiments, Critical Thinking Questions, and Graphic Organizers.

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World Book Science Power: Lessons

The lessons are visually engaging and easily navigable, with a streamlined design that incorporates large and colorful media, simple buttons for quick browsing, and easy-to-read text.

1. View the lesson title and unit button at the top of the page.

2. Read the lesson text—or have it read aloud for you.

3. Click an answer to see the correct response.

4. Navigate easily through each screen of the lesson by clicking the arrows at the bottom of the screen.

5. Every lesson contains custom-tailored multimedia, including interactive animations, photos, and videos.

6. Audio can be turned off by clicking the sound icon.

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World Book Science Power: Experiments

An experiment (often using ordinary household objects) accompanies each lesson on the site, providing a way of examining the content of the lesson in a way that's safe, fun and hands-on. Each experiment includes an image, illustration, or video illustrating the concept.

World Book Science Power: Extension Activities

These activities extend the content of the lesson further, often incorporating a graphic organizer for students to map out their results of observation, examination, and interaction.

World Book Science Power: Teacher Center

Teachers can set up classes in the Teacher Center to view assessment and lesson review results for individual students as well as cumulative class scores.

1. Click “Add a class” and add student's names.

2. Click on a student’s name or “View Reports” to see a list of assessments or lesson reviews students have taken.

3. Select a student’s name to view assessment scores.

4. Navigate the menu of lesson reviews by lesson or assessments for lessons, units, and the full site.

5. Select the format of the assessment or lesson review to assign and select an entire class or individual students as recipients.

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World Book Science Power: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking questions prompt students to take a new look at what they’ve learned and apply it to other concepts and phenomena. Answers to these questions, as well as main idea checks and the entire lesson text, are provided for the educator in the Teacher’s Guide.