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 sound and engineering. 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.
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.
The focus of the book is on gases. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about gases.
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.
Using the narrative voice of a student attending a science camp, this book delves into the properties of matter while engaging the readers in the process of scientific inquiry.
This book explains the concept of technological design. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about technological design.
The focus of this book is on the transfer of energy. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about the transfer of energy.