State Test Prep
Complete Coverage of NGSS and State Science Standards
Moby Science is a comprehensive K-8 curriculum. Teachers will find that Moby Science covers the entirety of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as all state standards.
Inquiry-Based Learning With Cognitive Skill Manipulatives
As Moby’s first Touch Curriculum™ subject, cognitive skill manipulatives are at the core of Moby Science. Cognitive skill manipulatives are rigorous, interactive problem types that utilize over 35 different cognitive skills to encourage students to explore, discover, and think through concepts on their own. Instead of simply memorizing and regurgitating facts, cognitive skill manipulatives push students to develop critical thinking skills, become better problem solvers, and develop a deeper understanding of science content. Cognitive skill manipulatives make learning fun again.
Built-In Formative Assessments and Immediate Feedback
Formative assessment is at the core of all MobyMax subjects. To maximize learning, both students and teachers need to be able to quickly and accurately diagnose mastery. In Moby Science, we’ve made the formative assessment process both constant and seamless. As students progress through each lesson in Moby Science, they work through cognitive skill manipulatives that allow them to constantly assess their understanding and gain immediate feedback. At the end of each lesson, there is a short quiz section that assesses all key points in the lesson and gives students and teachers a quick snapshot of mastery.
Built-In Summative Assessments
In Moby Science, we also wanted to build summative assessments directly into the teaching and learning cycle, making it easier for both teachers and students. To achieve this, Moby Science includes a summative test at the end of each unit. These tests cover all of the key points from the lessons contained within the unit and automatically update progress monitoring data on the teacher and student dashboards. Teachers don’t need to assign them, and students can take them “in rhythm” as they finish each unit. The summative tests are both efficient and effective, providing excellent mastery data for teachers and students alike.
Vocabulary is an important part of any science curriculum. However, simply memorizing terms does little for student understanding. Knowing this, Moby Science focuses on using and applying vocabulary terms in context. Each lesson in Moby Science introduces key vocabulary terms in context, employs cognitive skill manipulatives to allow students to practice and apply vocabulary terms, and finally reviews all vocabulary at the end of each lesson. Learning vocabulary in this way is not only more engaging, but also leads to deeper understanding of terms and higher retention.