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What if you could combine three subjects into a single book? What if working through one or two lessons a week not only covered all essential science for a year but also taught thinking skills and reading comprehension, not to mention the writing involved? Science Detective does exactly that with scientific articles followed by true/false questions; diagrams, graphs, and charts; multiple choice opportunities; and more.
Importantly, your children can’t just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the charts, tables, and graphs to explain and support their answers. Whether you are working on reading charts and graphs, answering reading comprehension questions on annual tests, drawing logical conclusions, or even reviewing basic science topics, Science Detective is perfect. Science Detective A1
also covers physical, life, and earth science. Topics include Simple Machines, Circuits, Cells, DNA, Plate Tectonics, Weather, and much, much more. If you are as prudish as our family, you'll want to preview chapters 19 and 27 on reproduction. They've worked hard to address a sensitive matter tastefully, but you'll want to ensure that your child is ready for it. Also, this is a secular title so expect occasional references to evolution, particularly in lesson 38.
Teacher and student introductions
A chart of topics and key ideas to help select activitiesAnswers are located in the back of this book. Grades:
176, perforated Authors:
Stephen David Fischer and Joseph Caroll Publisher:
The Critical Thinking Co. ISBN: