Life iScience © 2012

Grade Levels: 6-8

Designed for today's tech-savvy middle school students, the McGraw-Hill iScience program offers hands-on investigations, rigorous science content, and engaging, real-world applications to make science fun, exciting, and stimulating.

About the Program

We are your partner in delivering a balanced learning experience to meet the needs of your diverse 21st century students. The McGraw-Hill iScience program engages students with project-based learning activities to demonstrate how science solves real-world problems.

With iScience, you are equipped to:

  • Meet science standards Performance Expectations (PEs)
  • Integrate scientific and engineering practices into your science classroom
  • Apply the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)

We firmly believe that the betterment of people, communities, and the world is grounded in education without limits—exclusive to no one, personalized to everyone.



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Program Components

  • Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
    Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, Classroom Presentation Toolkit CD-ROM
    Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, Classroom Presentation Toolkit CD-ROM
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module H: Animals, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
    Glencoe Life iScience Module H: Animals, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module I: Human Body, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
    Glencoe Life iScience Module I: Human Body, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module J: Interactions of Life, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
    Glencoe Life iScience Module J: Interactions of Life, Grade 7, Chapter Resource Package
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Teacher Classroom Resources
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Teacher Classroom Resources
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Module F: Structure and Function, Grade 8, Chapter Resource Package
    Glencoe Life iScience, Module F: Structure and Function, Grade 8, Chapter Resource Package
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, TeacherWorks Plus   DVD
    Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, TeacherWorks Plus DVD
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, ExamView® Assessment Suite CD-ROM
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, ExamView® Assessment Suite CD-ROM
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eTeacher Edition, 6-year subscription
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eTeacher Edition, 6-year subscription
  • Life iScience, Grade 7, Teacher Edition, Volume 1
    Life iScience, Grade 7, Teacher Edition, Volume 1
  • Life iScience, Grade 7, Teacher Edition, Volume 2
    Life iScience, Grade 7, Teacher Edition, Volume 2
  • Life iScience, Reading Essentials, Answer Key
    Life iScience, Reading Essentials, Answer Key
  • Life iScience, Science Notebook, Teacher Edition
    Life iScience, Science Notebook, Teacher Edition
  • MS iScience, Life: eTeacher Edition, 1-year subscription
    MS iScience, Life: eTeacher Edition, 1-year subscription
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module F: Structure and Function, Grade 7, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience Module F: Structure and Function, Grade 7, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience Module G: From Bacteria to Plants, Grade 7, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module H: Animals, Grade 7, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience Module H: Animals, Grade 7, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module I: Human Body Systems, Grade 7, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience Module I: Human Body Systems, Grade 7, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience Module J: Interactions of Life, Grade 7, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience Module J: Interactions of Life, Grade 7, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Digital & Print Student Bundle, 1-year subscription
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Digital & Print Student Bundle, 1-year subscription
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Digital & Print Student Bundle, 6-year subscription
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Digital & Print Student Bundle, 6-year subscription
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Science Notebook, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Science Notebook, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Student Edition
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, Student Edition
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eStudent Edition DVD
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eStudent Edition DVD
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eStudent Edition, 1-year subscription
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eStudent Edition, 1-year subscription
  • Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eStudent Edition, 6-year subscription
    Glencoe Life iScience, Grade 7, eStudent Edition, 6-year subscription
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  • Teacher Edition Features and Research
    This document provides the research backing for iScience's Teacher Edition books in providing valuable and formative teacher guided instruction and professional development.
  • The Research Base for Science Notebooks
    This report provides information and references that support utilizing Science notebooks as effective means to build critical thinking and writing skills for students.
  • The 5E Instructional Model Engage Explore Explain Evaluate EXTEND
    This report describes an instructional model, or learning cycle, is a sequence of stages teachers may go through to help students develop a full understanding of a lesson concept. Instructional models are a form of scaffolding, a technique a teacher uses that enables a student to go beyond what he or she could do independently.
  • 21st Century Skills: Preparing Students for THEIR Future
    This paper outline how the 21st century dawned as the beginning of the Digital Age – a time of unprecedented growth in technology and its subsequent information explosion.
  • Developing Academic Vocabulary
    This report outlines effective strategies for teaching academic vocabulary involve multiple exposures to new words in a variety of contexts.
  • Differentiating Instruction in Responsive Middle and High School Classrooms
    Differentiated instruction is often described as a tool to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Using Foldables® in the Classroom
    This report explains how graphic organizers may lead to improved student performance, whether measured by classroom-based observation, textbook assessments, or standardized assessments, when compared with more traditional forms of instruction.
  • Formative Assessment Practices in Middle School Science Education
    This white paper explains how use of formative assessment practices in science classrooms has potential for increasing students’ achievement.
  • Inquiry in Science Classrooms
    The emphasis on increasing student achievement and fostering student interest in science has lead to the development of innovative methods of instruction. Inquiry-based teaching is a fluid, dynamic teaching method that blends scientific content knowledge and scientific process.
  • Research Behind the iScience Teacher Edition
    Explains the research base behind the iScience Teacher Edition.
  • Women and Minorities in STEM Careers Advancing our World
    Technological innovation is at its finest when the products and services created meet the needs to society. By promoting a healthy and diverse STEM workforce that better reflects the demographics of the population, we will be able to capture benefits such as an increased standard of living, new career opportunities, increased accessibility to programs and products, and economic prosperity.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
    To maintain an adequately filled and well-prepared scientific workforce for the future, it is important that parents, policy makers, and school personnel understand issues related to motivating students toward STEM and STEM careers, characteristics of individuals in STEM careers, and challenges and benefits to designing and implementing a STEM curriculum.
  • Does the Use of Technology Improve Learning? The Answer Lies in Design
    This report reviews how the history of technology in the classroom and how design of technology can enhance learning.
  • Understanding by Design
    Understanding by Design® (UbD™) offers a planning framework to guide curriculum, assessment and instruction. Its two key ideas are contained in the title: 1) focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and transfer, and 2) design curriculum “backward” from those ends.
  • Fostering Visual Literacy in the X-Box Generation
    Through their frequent interactions with technology, students of today are quite familiar with graphics and visuals. New and emerging technologies have led to new ways of presenting information, thus requiring a new vocabulary and method of interpretation. Visual literacy, the ability to read and interpret visual images, is quickly becoming a life skill that students need to master to navigate our technologically driven world.
  • Efficacy Results with Middle School Science
    This report describes efficacy studies at eight schools across the nation that have been successful implementing Middle School Science. These results demonstrate the benefits of effective physical science curricula programs, as well as successful teaching practices.