This SCIENCE resource provides parents and homeschooling families with 164 progressive curriculum questions and answers that align with elementary learning targets and content standards for 1st grade.
It encompasses scientific questions related to astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, Earth Science, geology, physics, and zoology.
Why Ask Me Smarter? Because it is kid-engaging in that the BRAIN cannot resist a question! Because it is a simplified and stream-lined format in interpreting an elementary school curriculum and prescribed learning targets! Because learning is optimized through progressive questioning and spaced retention! Because many of the questions reflect “I CAN” statements per grade level. Because it is a simple but important resource that serves to empower children with essential knowledge.
What is the name for the huge masses of dense ice that are found in the state of Alaska? What are the mountains called that may emit molten lava? What is the name of an ocean? What are some other planets that you can name besides Earth? What is the name of an instrument that can help us see the moon more closely? What is the name of a famous scientist? What is the name for the study of living things: chemistry or biology? Are air, water, soil, and trees considered natural resources or land forms? What is an example of a non-living thing? What are the parts of a plant? What is an example of matter that is in a liquid state? Can you name a reptile? Besides water, what do animals need to survive? Can conducting experiments help you to arrive at a hypothesis?
Ask Me Smarter! Making Knowledge FUN-da-men-tal!
Donna M. Roszak is a resident of Wisconsin where she lives with her husband and two sons. In between taking care of her family and teaching Spanish, she writes simplified versions of school curriculum guides. She has lived and studied in both Spain and Mexico, and has led student groups to both Spain and Peru.
She believes that all home-schooling families share in her passion for helping children learn and grow, for empowering them with the reinforcement of essential knowledge and facts, and for providing them the tools to become life-long learners and informed members of our global society. Ask Me Smarter! Just the facts, never mind the bells and whistles!