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Although we were cautious and fearful about embracing the digital era, both my colleagues at the department and I were totally impressed with the Science Bits project from the very start...
Although we were cautious and fearful about embracing the digital era, both my colleagues at the department and I were totally impressed with the Science Bits project from the very start.
It is true that it wasn’t easy, either. We had some minor technical problems at first, and many doubts and concerns about the method and the results. Having used the product for a year, I can speak from experience: all our concerns have been dispelled and the method truly works. At the very least I can guarantee you that the students do not learn any less than using a more traditional method. Quite the opposite, in fact: when compared to the results obtained through conventional written tests, their learning outcomes have become much better.
Students are actively involved in their own learning process, seem to be more motivated, and get to monitor their own progress from the first minute. Also, the method is useful in rescuing those students who, after having fallen behind with conventional methods, rarely manage to catch up.
The teachers’ role also changes, especially in the computer room: they no longer take center stage but rather assist students, clarifying doubts and helping them to do Internet searches and make new discoveries. Science Bits’ methodology does not rely so much on memorization as it does on developing certain skills—they call them “competencies,” nowadays—that make their learning experience richer and more complete. New concepts are acquired as a consequence; knowledge is no longer imposed on the learners, as we had more often than not come to expect. And what’s more, assessment using this method is much easier for teachers.
To sum up, we’re happy to work with this learning platform in our school, to use this methodology and its resources—which, by the way, are outstanding—that lead to a high standard of education. If a good tool is one that allows you to do what you set out to do in an easier and more efficient way, then I’m fully convinced that Science Bits is a great tool.
Science Bits is true to its name: it is full of snippets that can enhance many science classes
Short, focused practice activities on topics from classification to chemical composition provide great opportunities to target specific learning goals. Science Bits units follow...
Short, focused practice activities on topics from classification to chemical composition provide great opportunities to target specific learning goals.
Science Bits units follow a consistent design. Engage segments use short videos to introduce students to real-world situations (e.g., trash sorting centers) or ideas (e.g., the cause of the seasons). The “Explore,” “Explain” and “Elaborate” sections offer learning opportunities and practice through online activities, simulations, questions, and dynamic images. All “Evaluate” sections begin with great summary videos based on the lessons’ concept maps, and include a final student assessment.
As a matter of example, the microscope simulation serves to prepare kids well prior to in-class labs. Videos like the one on expansion and contraction in solids and gases allow students to gather experiences that may be difficult or time-consuming to re-create in the classroom context.
The smaller chunks of content within the lessons make Science Bits a gold mine of information.
The wide range of options Science Bits offers to students result in great learning experiences.
Science Bits is a Science teacher's dream
Wow! Science Bits is a Science teacher's dream. There are too many good things to say about this ed-tech tool to cover in this comments section...
Wow! Science Bits is a Science teacher's dream. There are too many good things to say about this ed-tech tool to cover in this comments section, but what I will say is goodbye textbooks and rote memorization and hello to scientific exploration and discovery!
My students are always asking me to use Science Bits
Innovative, appealing, inclusive... Students get to learn without being aware that they are actually studying. That's why they are always asking me to use Science Bits. The learning method...
Innovative, appealing, inclusive... Students get to learn without being aware that they are actually studying. That's why they are always asking me to use Science Bits.
The learning method and assessment of knowledge acquired that this product favors, with its focus on skills development and application of knowledge, is a strong incentive for students. It has been a while since they last had to think and draw conclusions in such a fascinating manner.
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Science Bits is really great!
I used a different program last year and it was like learning a non-fiction course, that is, boring and not engaging. However, with Science Bits, my child is truly engaged and ready to learn…
I used a different program last year and it was like learning a non-fiction course, that is, boring and not engaging. However, with Science Bits, my child is truly engaged and ready to learn. In my humble experience, the 5E approach is exactly the way children respond best to learning. The quality of content and delivery is truly excellent. One of the very best homeschool purchases ever! We will mostly likely continue to use this until our kids graduate from high school. I have also recommended this program to colleagues working in the office of our state board of education.