Science Detective Beginning
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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 Beginning covers physical, life, and earth science. Topics include position and motion of objects; light, heat, electricity, and magnetism; life cycles of organisms; changes in the earth and sky; and much more. You may want to glance at lesson 24 before handing it off to your child if you are as conservative as we are - the publisher seems to be using the terms animal and human interchangeably when discussing life stages. Also, this is a secular title so expect occasional references to evolution.
Teacher and student introductions
A chart of topics and key ideas to help select activities
Pages: 112, perforated
Authors: Stephen David Fischer and Joseph Caroll
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co.
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