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6–8 California Inspire Science

California Inspire Science provides an in-depth, collaborative, and project-based learning experience. It is designed to help you spark student interest and empower students to think critically and ask more questions. California Inspire Science is built for California NGSS, and it ensures all students are actively building mastery of the Performance Expectations. With a user-friendly instructional model that blends the 5E approach with key California NGSS goals, it makes the transition easy and exciting. California Inspire Science  is available as an integrated or discipline-specific model. The complete Spanish program, Ciencia que Inspira, will be available 2019.



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LearnSmart® is a proven adaptive learning program that helps students succeed by providing a personalized learning path based on their responses to questions. The secret is SmartBook®, the first and only adaptive reading experience designed to change the way students read and learn. As the student progresses, SmartBook® highlights the most impactful concepts the student needs to learn. This ensures that every minute spent with LearnSmart® + SmartBook® is the most productive minute possible.


6–8 Resources At-A-Glance

California Inspire Science combines online and print resources to support student inquiry into real-world phenomena.

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Integrated Student Edition

California Inspire Science Grade 6 is an integrated course covering life, earth, and physical science. The consumable Student Edition is organized into 4 units, 4 modules, and 1-4 lessons per module.

CA Inspire Science Spanish Student Edition, Grade 6

Spanish Student Edition

California Ciencia que Inspira Grade 6 is an integrated course covering life, earth, and physical science. The consumable Spanish Student Edition is organized into 4 units, 4 modules, and 1-4 lessons per module. Complete program will be available in 2019.

Inspire Science Grade 6 Integrated Reading Essentials

Reading Essentials

Reading Essentials covers the important concepts, offers ideas for how to learn the information, helps students review what they have learned, and will improve critical thinking skills, solve problems effectively, and make useful decisions. Available online.

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Collaboration Kits

California Inspire Science Collaboration kit materials are consciously planned and deliberately organized to support the California NGSS. Each kit is labeled and organized by unit and module.

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Digital Resources

Experience California Inspire Science Online resources which include:

  • Engaging Interactive Content
  • Video Demos of Hands-On Activities
  • Science Content Videos, including 360 Videos
  • Text Read Aloud and Highlighting Features
  • Dynamic Search Features


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Learn More

Curious to learn more about California Inspire Science? We are here to help. Connect with your local McGraw-Hill Education Representative.