- Practices: Students master investigative behaviors that are key to scientific exploration and theory development about the natural world. These include, but are not limited to, the steps of the Scientific Method and their associated practices.
- Crosscutting Concepts: Students learn concepts that are applicable to all disciplines of science, using common ideas such as patterns, cause and effect, stability, and change. Using this framework provides an organizational structure in which children can relate knowledge from one scientific field to another.
- Core Ideas: Seminal concepts within science focus the curriculum on ideas that have broad applicability, provide key tools for understanding ideas and solving problems, relate to social or personal concerns, and are learnable over the course of multiple grades at increasingly deep levels of rigor.
1. Start Reading
Build a study pattern that will get you ready for the test. Students can effectively study in group, one-on-one sessions, or by themselves. No matter what you do however, make sure you don’t overload and always keep a reasonable study/life balance.
A student who elects to devote an inordinate amount of time to studying for the SAT may run the risk of overloading and not retaining information. Colin Gruenwald, Director of SAT and ACT Programs at Kaplan Test Prep, recommends studying smart over the course of several months.
3. Take Practice Tests and Seek Pro Help
- Unique experience helps children broaden social skills
- Embarking on new activities builds self esteem
- Opportunity to form long-lasting friendships
- Learn important skills like leadership and communication
- Teaches children resiliency and responsibility
- Additional physical activity provides health benefits
- What do you want your child to take away from the summer camp experience?
- Does your child have any specific interests he would like to explore at camp?
- What are you and your child’s expectations of summer camp?
- What type of environment will be best for your child?
- What type of social interactions will your child want and be comfortable with?
- Does your child have any physical, emotional or mental limitations that should be considered?
- Is your child comfortable sleeping away from home, or is a day camp a better choice?