In this book, students see the scientific method at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of food, health, and the transfer of energy. The scientific method pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of the body and digestion.
Following the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of process of respiration in cells.
Using the scientific process, this title provides instructions on how to conduct experiments that help students gain a better understanding of circulatory systems.
The ability to use the scientific method is key to carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. In this book, readers in real-world situations are tasked with following clues and using the scientific method to find out what happens during the spread of an epidemic. Informational text presents evidence and facts in the form of clues and side-bar details to help children develop critical thinking skills. A summary of the situation is included to show how each chapter contributes to the whole and for a solid understanding of the topic.
Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.
Written in the narrative voice of an inquisitive student, this book explains the life cycles of plants. Readers begin to understand how the process of forming and answering questions is a key to investigation and scientific communication.