Science Detective® Beginning
Higher-Order Thinking • Reading • Writing in Science
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Description & Features
Science Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national science standards to prepare students for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science.
First, students read lessons that include a variety of charts, tables, and graphs. Then, they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the science concepts and develop their reading comprehension, and inferential and deductive thinking skills. Students 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.
Includes teacher and student introductions, a chart of topics and key ideas to help select activities, and detailed answers.
|Type:||Student Content w/Answer Guide|
|Author(s):||Stephen David Fischer and Joseph Caroll|
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"A unique product that provides solid science content in a format that emphasizes critical reading and thinking skills. The scoring rubric is a nice feature that I use to measure the success of my students." -Tim, Seaside, CA
"A thorough look at the world of science. I love it. I think its terrific!" -Byron, Teacher, Setauket, NY
Science Detective® guarantees top performance on assessment tests, including:
TerraNova (CTBS), TerraNova, the Second Edition (CAT/6)
Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
Kansas State Assessments
Palmetto Assessment Challenge Test (PACT)
Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT8)
Maryland School Assessment (MSA)
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
Colorado Standard and Assessment Program (CSAP)
Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)
Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)
Ohio Achievement Tests
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS™)
Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)
Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)
and many more!