Great Science Adventures
Topics covered are: friction, tools, inclined planes, wedges, screws, levers, wheel and axle, pulleys, gears, cams and cranks, springs, and power tools.
- Multilevel teaching for Grades K through 8
- 24 lessons, with 2-3 lessons completed each week
- 24 Lots of Science Library Books
- Detailed explanation of all activities, letting the teacher get started right away.
- Reproducible activities and graphics for student use.
The World of Tools and Technology Sample Page The World of Tools and Technology Table of Contents
Published by Common Sense Press, Great Science Adventures is the result of the creativity of Dinah Zike and Susan Simpson. This series makes learning relevant and exciting! Check out all 10 titles which include Life, Earth, and Physical Science!
How to Use the Multilevel Approach
The lessons in Great Science Adventures include basic content appropriate for grades K-8 at different mastery levels. For example, when learning photosynthesis, a first grader may master the concept that plants make their own food by using water, sunshine, and air. This student is exposed to more information but not expected to retain it. In the same lesson, a sixth grade student will learn all the steps of photosynthesis, be able to communicate the process in writing, and apply that information to different situations with plants.
In the Lots of Science Library Books, the words written in the larger type are for all students. The words in smaller type are for upper level students and include more scientific terminology, details about the basic content, and interesting facts for older learners.
In the activity sections, icons are used to designate the levels in specific writing assignments.
This icon indicates the Beginning level, which is the non-reading or early reading student. This level mainly applies to kindergarten and first grade students.
This icon is used for the Primary level. This includes the reading student who is still working to be a fluent reader. This level is primarily designed for second and third graders.
This icon denotes the Intermediate level, or fluent reader. This level of activities will usually apply to fourth through eighth grade students.
If you are working with a student in seventh or eighth grade, Dianh and Susan recommend using the assignments for the Intermediate level, plus at least one Experiences, Investigations, and Research activity per lesson.
No matter what grade level your students are working on, use a level of written work that is appropriate for their reading and writing abilities. It is good for students to review data they already know, learn new data and concepts, and be exposed to advanced information and processes.
Each GSA Book contains everything you need for 24 complete lessons.
This science series will change your science teaching forever!
Once you use these science books, you will never go back to the old way of teaching. These teaching tools bring excitement and creative illustrations to learning. And another great thing about Great Science Adventures is that these books contain reproducible pages for the “Lots of Science Library Books” your learners create. You won't believe how interested the students are, when using books they make themselves.
Great Science Adventures is an incredible value. Each book contains 24 lessons, with 2-3 lessons completed each week. The unique format contains activities and basic content appropriate for grades K through 8. Perfect for multilevel teaching or if you want to challenge your advanced students individually. You will not find this amount of value in a single science book anywhere.