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By the time today’s elementary students reach adulthood, 75% of new career opportunities will likely be in STEM fields. ScienceFusion® combines the interactive digital engagement today’s students expect, and the learning support they need, to advance in science with in-depth understanding.

Award-winning Digital Lessons and Virtual Labs, enhanced by more than 3,000 videos, animations, and simulations, create learning that lasts by enriching the print program with complementary content. Open the door to a world of science beyond the classroom.

Maximize learning options with two complete curricula—print and digital.

Engage students in science through virtual and hands-on labs.

Build critical-thinking skills for success in science beyond the classroom.

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"Some students prefer the text, some prefer the audio, some prefer the digital lessons. I want them to have access to what’s going to make them successful."

Jason King Science Teacher, Varsity Lakes Middle School
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Overview

Think outside the book for meaningful, real-world science

ScienceFusion offers two complete curricula supported by online resources for planning, instruction, and assessment. With two different learning paths (one print, one digital) and distinct content approaches for each lesson, teachers have twice the instructional power and student engagement is maximized.

Student Experience

HMH Field Trips

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!

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Experiential learning through technology builds real-world connections

An immersive digital program enriches the curriculum with timely videos, simulations, HMH Field Trips powered by Google Expeditions, and opportunities for further online exploration.

Teacher Experience

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Flexible assessment options make tracking progress manageable

Maximum Flexibility
ScienceFusion assessments offer formative and summative assessments in both print and digital formats.

Customizable Tests
The Online Assessment includes assignable, leveled assessments for each student.

Assessment
The Assessment Guide provides a complete directory to the program’s assessment features, including Unit Reviews, Pre- and Post-tests, Alternative Assessments, Performance-Based Assessments, and Answer Keys.

Practice- and program-specific support for teachers

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Professional Learning

Our team of Professional Learning Consultants includes teachers, thought leaders, and technologists who become part of your team, collaborating to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district. Choose from a full spectrum of support services to ensure success—from program-specific courses to embedded coaching.

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Embedded Professional Support

Saving valuable prep time, Content Refreshers for every lesson (in print and online) help keep teachers up to speed on science topics. Charts in the print planning pages break down key topics and learning goals. mySmartPlanner on the all-in-one online Teacher Dashboard supports flexible planning and customization, and the Digital Lessons and Labs offer easy access to unit- and lesson-level teaching resources.

Our grade-level solutions

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Grades K–5

Single-grade elementary editions feature complete print and digital curricula: write-in textbooks and Interactive Online Student and Teacher Editions with additional digital resources.

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Grades 6–8

At the middle school level, 11 topical modules (write-in texts plus full digital editions) covering Life, Earth & Space, Physical Science, and Engineering can be matched to a district’s standards progression.

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Inspire investigative, scientific thinking

Students learn science best by doing and experiencing. With abundant hands-on opportunities, both digital and offline, supported by Lab Manuals and Equipment Kits, students get engaged in investigating, asking questions, drawing conclusions, and sharing their findings—all key ingredients for learning that lasts.

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Build STEM and 21st-century skills

Continual coverage of STEM topics throughout ScienceFusion—in lessons and labs, People and Careers in Science profiles, and the embedded technology and coding curriculum—builds students’ excitement for further study and science-based careers.

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Advance nonfiction and science literacy skills

Through multiple complementary components, students have plenty of opportunities to build their skills in reading nonfiction, writing about science, and understanding scientific concepts. Science & Engineering Leveled Readers offer high-interest topics in a range of reading levels. ScienceSaurus® Handbooks use illustration and clear explanations to support concepts. And write-in prompts in the print workbooks and online Student Editions promote writing and scientific thinking.

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Use multimodal tools to elevate learning for all

ScienceFusion’s instructional options in a variety of learning modalities make it easier to teach and reinforce concepts, to promote deeper understanding, and to reach all learners in their unique learning styles. With two curriculum paths to choose from, teachers can enhance the print lessons with enriching video, simulations, and animations or choose an entirely digital path, depending on individual students’ needs.

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Seamlessly deliver high-impact science lessons

A wealth of Teacher Edition support helps instructors find just the right fusion of program components to develop science skills, concepts, and vocabulary through inquiry and application. Charts in the print program make lesson planning simple, and the Teacher Online Management Center supports easy delivery of the print and digital lessons, assignments, and assessments with reporting to make quick adjustments that ensure success. 

Research

Research & Results

Carefully vetted during its development, ScienceFusion’s success in improving student achievement is proven repeatedly in classroom testing.

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Authors

Our dynamic author team immerses students in real-world science

With expertise and backgrounds in science and education, our authors bring a lively tone and fresh approach that make learning science concepts fun and meaningful.

Marjorie Frank
Author, ELD Specialist, Adjunct Faculty of Hunter, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Colleges
Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs
Dr. Mike Heithaus
Dean and Professor, Florida International University, Miami
News Events

News & Events

Stay on top of the world of science education with webinars, conferences, blog posts, and more.

WEBINAR
Kaley Douglas
Next Generation Science Standards in Action
October 1: Still curious about how the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS) are transforming the science classroom? Join Kaley Douglas for an interactive workshop where you'll get to experience the… Learn more
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Explore Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models
October 8: This session will focus on the Crosscutting Concepts (CCC) of the NGSS with an emphasis on systems and system models. Crosscutting Concepts—one of the NGSS' three dimensions—play a… Learn more
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Dr. Stephen Nowicki
How Occam's Razor Is Sometimes Dulled: The Story of Birdsong and Braininess
October 15: Twenty years ago, Dr. Stephen Nowicki and his team proposed a hypothesis on birdsong that has since been supported by data from labs around the world. The "developmental… Learn more
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Nancy-Geer Hamilton
Strategies for SEL Success
October 22: Why do we become educators? Some of us go into teaching because we love children. Others feel passionate about a subject area and want to share their expertise… Learn more
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Dr. Cary Sneider
Making Assessments Sparkle with Engineering
October 29: Engineering tasks challenge students to use their science know-how to solve real-world problems. The result: tangible evidence of three-dimensional learning. You can learn how to develop such assessments… Learn more
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Aaron Levy
Addressing Access & Equity in the Science Classroom
November 5: Teachers are always on the lookout for new ways to support all of the learners in their classrooms, from students who struggle with reading to those who are… Learn more

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