My Pals Are Here (MPH) Science – International Version – helps young learners acquire deep understanding of scientific concepts while developing essential process skills through a stimulating and friendly approach.
Learning is experiential and deductive as pupils are encouraged to explore and discover scientific knowledge.
Questions are purposefully posed to inculcate an inquisitive attitude towards the learning of Science.
Fascinating photographs and colourful illustrations engage pupils’ minds and spark their curiosity about the world around them.
Carefully selected visuals and minimal text allow all pupils regardless of language skills to understand scientific concepts, hence building learner confidence.
Concrete examples from everyday life make Science relevant and accessible to the young learners.
The textbooks can be used in a school or home setting. By themselves, they provide information about science, with fascinating tidbits and colourful pictures and photographs in a magazine-like format. Included are many ideas for further exploration. They can thus be used as a jumping off point for further exploration using the internet or library books. Simple activities are included which lead up to the activities in the activity book. Some questions are posed in the text and margin. Each chapter is followed by a self-check test. Answers to these are in the Teacher’s Guide. British English is used.
The activity books can be used in a school or home setting. This series is written for schools, so expect to make some adaptations of you are using it for a home school. Most of the activities require simple household items or items easily obtained in the store. A few require more specialized but inexpensive laboratory equipment, such as beakers, laboratory thermometers, spring balances, and so on, that can be obtained from a school science supply site. Some activities require more expensive equipment or substitutions if doing them at home, such as using the stove or an alcohol lamp rather than a Bunsen burner and a beaker. Answers are in the Teacher’s Guide. British English is used.
The teacher’s guide is a valuable resource both for school and home use. It includes detailed lesson plans, lists of material for each lesson as well as suggestions on where to obtain them, time needed, and all answers to the questions in both textbook and workbook. It also includes background information for the teacher, common misconceptions, enrichment activities for advanced learners and reinforcement for struggling learners and links to pertinent internet sites. If using this in a home setting, some adaptation will be needed with the group activities. British English is used.