Are Your Students Ready for the SSA?
To do well on the SSA, your students need to understand the basic concepts of the science. The Happy Scientist is designed to give your students a firm grasp on those concepts, making the science understandable as well as interesting. The videos, written activities, and Learnalong Units are keyed to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, letting you quickly find exactly which resources support each benchmark.
The Annually Assessed Benchmarks are a great place to start, because you know that they will be tested.
While Fifth Grade and Eighth Grade students are the ones that take the SSA, the standards from previous grade levels are also assessed. Benchmarks from previous grades are great for remedial work and remind students of concepts they learned in past years.