Do you want to encourage a love for science? Does your student love a good mystery story? Then this is the course for you!
The style of Basic Science Mysteries from Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum is unique in that each lesson includes segments of adventure similar to episodes of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Readers follow an engaging narrative and plot that requires application of scientific and positive life principles to solve mysteries. The characters practice moral restraint and personal responsibility to help civic officials reduce crime and upgrade community standards.
Designed as a seventh grade course, Basic Science Mysteries covers:
- Earth and life sciences
- The Periodic Table of the Elements
- The solar system
Each scientific concept is enhanced by adventure vignettes in which young people help solve community mysteries by applying the scientific method of discovery and positive character traits, such as integrity, honesty, commitment, diligence, and kindness.
Students are exposed to scientific evidence which explores traditional and contemporary theories about the origin of life and the formation of our planet and universe. Texts allow students to evaluate scientific theories rationally.
Each text has a companion Activity Book that also serves as preparation for state academic assessment exams.
FULL COURSE KIT contains: Texts, Activities, and Teacher’s Resource Kit
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Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum textbooks are a terrific option for homeschool students or private, charter, and alternative schools seeking a self-instructional learning program that is both engaging and comprehensive.
Benefits of a Correspondence Format
With Paradigm, students receive essential instruction in a correspondence format that requires little teacher interaction. In addition, the Paradigm correspondence format allows students to move through the curriculum as rapidly or as slowly as needed to ensure mastery.
Engaging, Individualized Learning
Each course is broken down into manageable lessons that are designed to teach not only the academic concepts, but also character, confidence, and competency. Each course is designed for individualized learning and allows the homeschool student to advance as rapidly as desired or as slowly as necessary to master the material. Using conversational teaching and vignettes of various historical figures and events, Paradigm courses engage students, enabling them to relate to the instruction while building knowledge and developing key skills.
What Paradigm Offers
Designed to meet the needs of under-performing or under-challenged middle school to high school students, Paradigm offers the following courses for students in grades 7 to 12: Basic Science Mysteries (non-math-heavy science), Natural Science Mysteries (non-math-heavy science), Integrated Physics and Chemistry I & II (non-math-heavy science), Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, English Grammar Skills, English I Language Skills, English II & III (with a focus on writing and composition), English IV, Literature and Philosophy, Basic Math Skills, Intermediate Math Skills, Industrial Skills and Careers, US History I & II, and World Geography.