Meet the Rigorous Expectations of the
Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
Grades 4 and 8

Measuring Up to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards offers comprehensive Pennsylvania Science Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors coverage, targeting instruction and providing rigorous standards practice. Instructional worktexts promote the analysis and interpretation of data, critical thinking, problem solving, and connecting science curriculum to other subject areas. Lessons feature:
  • Rigorous Pennsylvania Academic Standards-and Assessment Anchors-based science content
  • Lessons goals that connect larger scientific concepts to what students need to know and their background knowledge
  • Independent practice with items that meet the rigor of the PSSA
  • Building Stamina unit tests that check for student understanding
  • Hands-on activities, experiments and investigations
Worktexts cover a wide variety of scientific concepts including life, earth, and physical science. Units cover the following topics:
Grade 4
  • Structure, Function, and Information Processing
  • Transferring Energy and Information
  • Energy and Collisions
  • Earth's Landscape
  • Earth's Systems and Change
Grade 8
  • Human Body Systems
  • Reproduction and Growth
  • Energy Transfer and Weather
  • Climates and Human Impacts
  • Properties of Matter
  • Dynamic Interactions within Ecosystems
  • Geologic Changes in the Earth
  • Forces and Energy
  • Energy in Waves
  • Mechanisms of Diversity
  • Changing Earth

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