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Science Nspired uses the power of TI-Nspire™ technology to help students learn essential science concepts in a deeper, more engaging way. A flexible lesson design supports an active, hands-on approach to learning science, while promoting inquiry-based instruction. The Lesson Module design is aligned with the BSCS 5E Instructional Model (engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate).
Flexibility is Key
Whether you're new to TI-Nspire™ technology or already use TI-Nspire™ solutions in the classroom, Science Nspired offers a variety of activities that vary in complexity, materials and time required, giving you the flexibility to choose something that meets your needs. You may use the entire lesson module to teach a topic in detail or just use a single activity.
Each lesson module contains a cluster of ready-made activities that could include:
||Lesson Guides (.tnsp) are provided for each module and allow you to easily preview the variety of activities provided in each lesson module. They also offer a suggested flow of the lesson and can easily be viewed on your computer using TI-Nspire™ software.
||Bell Ringer lessons feature high-interest video clips or images to set the stage for student learning in a real-world context. Each lesson module contains a Bell Ringer in PublishView™ format (.tnsp), ideal for large group instruction using TI-Nspire™ software and a projection device.
|Data Collection Lab
||Data Collection Labs give students the opportunity to collect and analyze real-world data. TI-Nspire™ technology is compatible with more than 50 data collection sensors from Vernier Software & Technology™. These classic labs promote exploration of concepts through step-by-step instructions, student handout and a TI-Nspire™ document (.tns).
||Interactive Exploration lessons (simulations) utilize the dynamic capabilities of TI-Nspire™ technology and help students experience phenomena at scales that are difficult to see, such as molecular interactions – as well as processes hard to represent in static images, such as energy transfer. These lessons include teacher guide, student handout, and a TI-Nspire™ document (.tns).
||TI works with leading supplemental and textbook publishers, and key national organizations such as NASA to produce engaging lessons, including STEM activities. Selected lesson modules may feature partner content.
||Opportunities for formative and summative assessment are embedded throughout each activity. Navigator Tips in select activities suggest ways to use the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System to promote an active, engaging learning environment for students. A separate assessment file has also been provided with each module and may contain questions that are not covered directly in the activities, but related to the material covered.