Houghton Mifflin Harcourt® has carefully aligned its K–12 science programs to meet Virginia state standards.  HMH® provides a wide variety of supplemental resources to support the way you teach science in today’s diverse classrooms.

Science Offerings

Virginia ScienceFusion® — Grades K–8

 Grades K–8

This state-of-the-art science program is designed for building inquiry and STEM skills and optimized for learning in the classroom or at home, on a laptop, tablet, or using a science textbook.

The digital curriculum, virtual labs, hands-on activities, and write-in science textbook available in ScienceFusion develop important critical-thinking skills that prepare students for success in future science courses and in the workplace.

Why Virginia ScienceFusion?

  • 360 Degrees of Inquiry
  • Created for digital natives
  • STEM Unit in every grade
  • Leveled Reader Library
  • Partnership with NSTA

Virginia Biology — Grades 9–12

 Grades 9–12

This comprehensive program by renowned biologist Dr. Stephen Nowicki provides consistent support for reading and vocabulary, real-world relevance, scientific inquiry, and high-stakes test preparation.

Designed to accommodate a wide range of student abilities within a general high school biology curriculum, Virginia Biology addresses teacher and student challenges with consistent support for mathematics and English language arts, scientific inquiry, and preparation for high-stakes testing, in order to prepare students for the rigorous levels of higher education and future job markets.

Why Virginia Biology?

  • State-of-the-art program authored by renowned Biologist Dr. Stephen Nowicki
  • Student-friendly text written for accessibility
  • Interactive Reader available in print and online
  • Comprehensive print and digital lab options
  • Multitude of Presentation Tools

Virginia Modern Chemistry® — Grades 9–12

 Grades 9–12

Accommodate a wide range of student abilities within a general chemistry curriculum that takes a balanced, engaging approach to conceptual and problem-solving instruction.

Virginia Modern Chemistry allows students to engage in problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and applied learning. Applications will help students become scientifically literate with a wealth of consistent support for reading and vocabulary, scientific inquiry, and preparation for high-stakes testing.

Why Virginia Modern Chemistry?

  • Accessible to ALL students
  • Differentiated instruction tools
  • Problem-solving support
  • Highly effective technology tools
  • Virtual, STEM, and open-inquiry labs

Holt McDougal™ Physics — Grades 9–12

 Grades 9–12

This comprehensive high school program melds concepts and problem solving with hundreds of animations, simulations, and investigations to engage students.

Physics helps all students develop a conceptual foundation supported by a mathematically based presentation of the high school physics curriculum. Ongoing problem-solving strategies, practice, guidance, and feedback reinforce and strengthen critical skills. This program also incorporates the core and component ideas in engineering, technology, and applications of science so that students learn science by dong science.

Why Physics?

  • Written by renown authors Dr. Raymond Serway and Dr. Jerry Faughn
  • Accessible to ALL students
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Problem-solving support
  • Interactive technology tools

Virginia Earth Science — Grades 9–12

 Grades 9–12

Help students discover the Earth—and beyond with this program designed to meet the key challenges of today’s science classroom.

Students using Virginia Earth Science will explore from Earth’s core to distant planets with this program’s comprehensive coverage. The lively, accessible narrative, vivid images, and engaging multimedia features will encourage their mastery of science skills, and the inclusion of environmental science and other cross-disciplinary connections will help build critical-thinking skills.

Why Virginia Earth Science?

  • Emphasis on inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Ongoing support for reading
  • Resources for differentiated instruction
  • Wide array of labs
  • Engaging online resources

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