Designed for an inspiring, high-impact K–12 learning experience, HMH Science Dimensions creates a supportive instructional path for teachers and a dynamic learning environment for students. Teachers guide students to learn through exploration, analysis, application, and explanation—in short, to think like scientists.
Developed by science thought leaders and education experts, HMH Science Dimensions gives teachers the tools they need to prepare students for the world that awaits them beyond the classroom.
Consistent standards guidance woven through all grade levels gives instructors the freedom to make science meaningful and enjoyable.
Activity-driven lessons put students in charge of their learning and empower teachers to guide the self-directed learning process and mastery of standards.
The goal of the NGSS is to prepare students to master the science of their time, equipping them for careers in STEM and engineering fields. HMH Science Dimensions’ three-dimensional learning approach arms students with the tools and habits of mind needed to apply scientific reasoning and solve STEM problems relevant to everyday life.
Each lesson opens by sparking curiosity with Can You Explain It? questions. This sets the stage for problem-solving investigations in which students state claims, gather evidence, and explain through reasoning.
Using the Interactive Worktexts (K–8), students collect evidence, reflect in writing, discuss their findings, and explain their results—advancing both their literacy skills and their understanding of science concepts.
Features such as Engineer It! are integrated throughout lessons elevate engineering design to the same level as science literacy, while motivating career profiles get students thinking about STEM opportunities.
Where will your instruction take you? With HMH Field Trips powered by Google® Expeditions, the answer is virtually anywhere. As a proud Google Content Partner, we have developed 360 degree virtual field trips that allow students to travel through history, explore the world, and witness scientific wonders without ever leaving the classroom!
An immersive digital program enriches the curriculum with timely videos, simulations, HMH Field Trips powered by Google® Expeditions, and opportunities for further online exploration.
With new demands for science literacy in the workplace, teachers are preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators. HMH Science Dimensions’ built-in support and unique lesson structure enables students to learn through self-directed exploration, analysis, application, and explanation—just like scientists.
Interrelated 3D Learning Objectives generated from the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas ensure that each lesson ties to the standards.
With in-text labeling to provide insight into how the standards connect between grades, teachers are always a step ahead. An online Trace Tool offers at-a-glance support for mapping out an instructional path.
Flexible assessments keep students on track and ready for high-stakes exams.
Assessments include a rubric for open-ended questions, ongoing benchmarks, instant feedback, and technology-enhanced items, providing deep insights for teachers.
Ed: Your Friend in Learning, a new online learning system, offers easy program access and support to personalize the teaching and learning experience for every teacher and student.
Point-of-use videos featuring our dynamic authors offer instructional and lab demos to guide classroom practices and hands-on activities.
Getting Started courses
Included with HMH Science Dimensions, the start-up training provides an overview of the program, components, resources, planning, differentiation, and ways to engage students with technology.
Follow-up & foundational courses
A needs-based approach helps educators implement our digital tools effectively, review data, and adjust teaching accordingly.
In-classroom coaching provides support to increase rigor, make inquiry-based instructional decisions, incorporate 21st-century and STEM applications into daily instruction, and connect that instruction to the Three Dimensions of Learning.
Designed to accommodate diverse teaching and learning approaches in today’s elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, HMH Science Dimensions meets every need with well-planned, integrated components.
Single-grade elementary editions feature complete print and digital curricula, including write-in textbooks and Interactive Online Student and Teacher Editions with built-in professional development materials.
At the middle school level, 12 topical modules (write-in texts plus full digital editions) covering Life, Earth & Space, Physical Science, and Engineering can be matched to a district’s curriculum.
Hardcover high school print texts and fully interactive online editions include rich technology, online standards support, On the Job videos, and many more opportunities to challenge and advance all learners.
Interacting with science concepts in an authentic, investigative setting helps students learn what the work of scientists feels like and motivates them to envision future roles in STEM careers for themselves. Profiles of people in science and engineering careers at the end of each unit further pique student interest.
Making the engineering design process (EDP) an integral part of the curriculum, HMH Science Dimensions asks students to brainstorm solutions, collaborate on ideas, and solve real-world problems. Performance Tasks in each unit offer multiple opportunities to apply the EDP by defining a problem and designing a solution.
With each learning objective based on the Three Dimensions of Learning, students are planning and conducting investigations, using evidence to explain their findings, and demonstrating their comprehension of a concept—resulting in enduring understanding.
Taking charge of hands-on investigations, making claims, and learning to think critically helps students gain confidence in their scientific reasoning skills. Take It Features at the end of each lesson let students choose topics to explore in further depth.
In addition to science standards, connections throughout the program to literacy and math standards ensure that students are developing nonfiction reading and writing skills and learning to apply math in real-world situations.