You and the Natural World Series (K to 12 Edition)
Designed to develop and polish your students’ science skills using an array of relevant activities, appropriate instructional tools, tested science concepts, and variety of assessment tools that will check student understanding.
Author/s: Grade 7: Lilia G. Vengco, Teresita F. Religioso, and Delia Cordero-Navaza
Grades 8, 9, and 10: Genevieve Darvin-Faraon, Lilia G. Vengco, Teresita F. Religioso, and Delia Cordero-Navaza
Level/s: 7, 8, 9, and 10
Features of the Series:
Aligned with the K to 12 curriculum
Highlights the development of “habits of the mind” (i.e., science process skills and scientific values/attitudes and metacognitive skills)
Gives opportunities for the students to show their “visible thinking” through judicious use of graphic organizers
Uses varied, engaging, and inquiry-based/open-ended activities to cater to the different intelligence and learning styles of the students
Presents science from societal context by citing relevant issues and concerns like pollution and health hazards
Includes alternative assessment tool
The Natural World– features events in nature that translate the scientific theories and concepts learned by the students into concrete examples
Holistic Map/Concept Map– provides a bird’s eye-view of the important and related contents covered by the unit or chapter
Check Your Understanding– brief review questions that prompt students to think and recall what they have just learned and help teachers assess how much the students are learning
Big Idea– the cone or central idea of the chapter that gives meaning to the concepts
Summary– lists the most important concepts in the chapter
Test Your Understanding– These are questions that are correlated to learning objectives to pinpoint what students are learning.
Dr. Ernesto Y. Sibal was one of the few Filipinos in academic publishing who can irrefutably lay claim to these three titles—Patriot, Pioneer and Innovator. A staunch patriot, Dr. Sibal fiercely advocated the vision of designating Filipino-authored books for young Filipino learners. This vision was enabled by the establishment of Alemar’s Bookstore in 1958, and through the foresight and drive of Alegria Rodriguez, who shared in the vision of her husband, she helped galvanize then fledgling Alemar's Bookstore as the place to go for textbooks and school needs, propelling it to become the first established bookstore chain in the country.