This engaging and accessible book explains how scientists use models to help them understand systems in the natural world. Readers learn about different kinds of models and discover the similarities and differences between models and the real objects and processes they represent. Readers are given several opportunities to create their own models.
Science uses evidence in explaining the natural world. Using relatable, real-world examples, this informative book shows readers how to construct an argument with evidence to support a claim. Readers will act and think like scientists as they learn how to distinguish between fact and opinion, and use evidence and reasoning to evaluate the claims of others.
Scientists use different kinds of investigations depending on the questions they are trying to answer. Accessible text and child-centered examples guide readers as they learn to plan simple investigations based on fair tests to answer their own science questions.
We all learn about the world around us by making observations. Scientists are no exception! This intriguing title explains how scientists observe using their senses and tools. Readers will apply what they learn by making observations, comparing, sorting, and classifying.
Scientists look for patterns to help them make predictions. This motivating title explores different patterns in the natural world, such as day and night and the changing seasons. Using their new knowledge, readers will act like scientists by identifying weather patterns and making predictions.
Children ask questions to help them understand the world around them. This sense of wonder and curiosity is a trait shared by scientists. This fresh and thoughtful title encourages readers to embrace inquiry as they learn about the kinds of questions scientists ask and how they investigate to find answers.
Collaboration and communication are important 21st Century skills and key science practices. Using accessible examples, readers will discover how scientists work together, and share ideas and information. Children also learn how and why scientists record information and put this practice into action by using their own science notebook.