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3 NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE FL TOPIC-SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES!

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MORE GREAT NEWS! Penda Learning's Content Development Team just created and launched 3 new middle school science Florida topic-specific activities that focus on the highly assessed benchmarks for FL Grade 8 SSA.

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Activities have been built for the following topics:

  • Earth/Space Science

  • Life Science

  • Physical Science

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Each activity was designed/built:

  • Each activity was built specifically for the body of knowledge and standards/benchmarks your team identified

  • Each activity contains between 10 - 20 practice questions, written in SSA/high-stakes assessment style.

  • Each question includes a graphic (non-linguistic representation)

  • Each question offers a read-aloud option to better support ESOL/ELL/LEP and lower level readers. Just look for and click on the speaker icon at the top of the activity screen.

  • Using Google Chrome, any activity can be translated from English into another language by using the browser's built-in translate feature - question and answer options will translate, however graphics will not.

  • As with all Penda activities, each question is auto-graded and will provide the student with instant feedback - all regular report capabilities are available for teachers.

  • All activities can be "copied" then edited/modified to differentiate instruction further or personalize the content if a teacher wishes to do so.

Teachers can gain access to these activities by signing into their Penda Learning account first, then CLICKING HERE.

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Teachers may find it beneficial to have students complete these Nature of Science activities, which focus on analyzing data:

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We hope these additional resources will further support elementary science grade 8 SSA prep efforts and have a positive impact on student learning gains.