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PK Life Science Preview

  1. 1. GET A JUMP ON IT!
  2. 2. Teaching any of these science topics? <ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered and Extinct Species </li></ul><ul><li>Food Chains and Food Webs </li></ul><ul><li>Green Living </li></ul><ul><li>Habitats and Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Human Body </li></ul><ul><li>Life Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Survival and Adaptation </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ PowerKids Life Science is a winner! …an excellent foray into the elementary database world.” — Connie Williams, Teacher Librarian, Petaluma School District, CA “ Extremely kid-friendly! Our science teachers appreciate the simple and uncluttered look and structure.” — Rosemary Rich, Library Media Specialist, University Middle School, NJ “ Fantastic …user-friendly and easy to navigate…This database is exactly what elementary teachers have been waiting for.” — Tamzen Kulyk, Teacher-Librarian, Saskatoon Public School Division, Saskatchewan “ A wonderful product that will be a really useful addition to any school or public library’s digital collection! PowerKids Life Science will benefit its target audience in grades 3 to 6, as well as serve as a valuable research tool for older students with reading difficulties.” — Joanne de Groot, Department of Elementary Education, Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning, University of Alberta
  4. 4. Introducing PowerKids Life Science!
  5. 5. PowerKids Life Science <ul><li>New online resource from Rosen Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 3–6 </li></ul><ul><li>Directly supports elementary and middle school life science curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive features </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access at school or home </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research, report, and homework help </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learners will enjoy… <ul><li>Appealing, friendly interface </li></ul><ul><li>Over 400 articles with text-to-speech </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and audio that enhance and extend learning </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive games to reinforce skills and content </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on Science Fair Projects and Experiments </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Correlations to national, state, and provincial science curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans, reproducibles, print-and-label worksheets, and experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Resource sections with Web sites and recommended reading lists </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes green living and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Inspires and extends independent scientific inquiry </li></ul>Educators will appreciate…
  8. 8. Homepage Appealing, friendly interface with prominent search tool Dynamic, high-interest video brings content to life and supports visual learners. Key content draws users into the resource to encourage scientific inquiry. Interactive quizzes encourage users to interact with content. Explore topics with visual browse. Pedagogically-based games reinforce skills and content.
  9. 9. Searching for content Finding content in the database can be done two different ways from the homepage. Using the search bar. Using the visual browse.
  10. 10. Using the search bar Type what you are looking for in the search bar at the top of the homepage. Click on the magnifying glass to search.
  11. 11. Using visual browse Click on a topic category located in the left-hand column of the homepage. Topics are designed to correlate with subject units in the curriculum.
  12. 12. Using visual browse Allows readers of all levels to navigate the resource. Just click on any category and it will lead to subcategories. All subcategories and entries are just one click away.
  13. 13. Navigating an article <ul><li>Science concepts are made accessible to all learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Topic is presented comprehensively in about 1,000 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Table of contents allows students to navigate within an article. </li></ul><ul><li>All articles feature “Find Out More” and “Glossary.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Navigating an article <ul><li>Print or email an entire article or an article section. </li></ul><ul><li>Citations can be automatically generated in MLA7 and APA format. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate related articles. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Navigating an article <ul><li>Text-to-speech helps students read and understand the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Video, audio, and photos demonstrate and reinforce key concepts. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Navigating an article <ul><li>Large, colorful images make articles fun and interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Citations listed in MLA7 and APA formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Each page contains links to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Fair Projects and Experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources for educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Games </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Teacher/Librarian Resources From curriculum correlations and lesson plans, to promotional materials and Web widgets, to online training and usage statistics, you can find all the tools you need.
  18. 18. Interactive games Interactive games reinforce key science concepts while developing learning skills.
  19. 19. Interactive games
  20. 20. “ Kid-friendly in both look and function… a well-crafted resource that will enhance student research.” — School Library Journal “ This Website will be a hit with both students and teachers…provides a unique resource to younger students —one that will encourage a love of science at an early age.” — American Reference Books Annual “ Provides easy-to-access information for young students and would be a useful addition for school and public libraries.” — Booklist
  21. 21. About Rosen Publishing Rosen Publishing is an independent educational publishing house, established in 1950 to serve the needs of students in grades PreK to 12th grade with high-interest, curriculum-correlated materials. Rosen publishes more than 750 new print and eBooks each year. Rosen Online launched its inaugural database, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , in 2007. The resource has garnered stellar reviews from School Library Journal, Library Journal, Booklist, and American Libraries, and is available in libraries and schools world-wide.. The PowerKids Life Science online database for grades 3–6 has been created in collaboration with educators across North American by the same extraordinary team that built Teen Health & Wellness.