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Red Herrings Science Mysteries B1 - eBook

Solving Problems through Critical Questioning

Grades: 6-9

Critical Thinking, Science

Grades: 6-9

Critical Thinking, Science

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Red Herrings Science Mysteries teaches and reinforces physical, earth, and life science principles by encouraging students to read and listen carefully, infer and deduce, use creative questioning, and look beyond the obvious to generate solutions.

Given a seemingly contradictory statement, students must formulate "yes/no" questions that will help them discover the answer to each mystery.

These scientific and critical thinking strengthening problems also improve the skills of analyzing, problem solving, deductive reasoning, and synthesizing. Red Herrings allows students to exercise their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills as well as their imaginations to form a link between language arts and sciences.

The stories include "red herrings" to intentionally mislead students; as they become aware of the automatic assumptions they have made, students begin to analyze situations more effectively and objectively. Often, this is achieved by recognition of the multiple meanings of key words. Students learn to solve the mysteries as a detective would--by probing with questions and forming conclusions based upon the answers.

Teaching Support
Includes tips, suggestions, answers, and graphic organizer sheets to keep track of deductions.

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Product Details

Item#: 00613BEP
Author(s): Margaret Hockett
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-429-X
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-654-8
Activities: 32
Pages: 38

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"My students love these mysteries! Their questioning skills have really improved!" - Margaret, Aptos, CA