Science in the Real World
Science is everywhere! Science in the Real World uses real-world examples to bring scientific concepts to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things. They'll learn about electricity, energy, force, motion, light, magnets, the scientific method, sound, and states of matter. Compelling, full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance each book. The books include prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. These well-researched titles have credentialed content consultants.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN||9781617837371, 9781617837876, 9781624010415|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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STEM in the Real World Set 1 - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
These volumes are an excellent complement to the 2013 series Science in the Real World, with upbeat, career-oriented surveys of the history, scope, recent trends, and types of work in selected STEM fields. The texts are surprisingly accessible, and. . . they don’t shy away from controversial topics. . . . Along with generous quantities of back matter, each volume is pedagogically jet-propelled—with bulleted summary lists at the end and meaty primary-source passages. . .followed by comprehension-testing questions and project suggestions. Recommended for budding experimenters and for career-minded younger readers.
Science in the Real World - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Finely tuned to the needs and methods of a CCSS-based curriculum, these explanations of some aspect of the physical world intersperse a main text with recaps and review or study questions every few pages. The narratives are divided into easily manageable sections, and the clean design incorporates informative, crisply reproduced, captioned photos; reproductions; diagrams; and graphics. Sidebars often include short but substantial passages from primary-source documents with the requisite analytical glosses and questions to test comprehension. The volume on the history and uses (in and outside the lab) of the scientific method are particularly valuable.