Higher-Order Thinking Reading in Science
Teaches standards-based science as it develops reading and critical thinking skills!
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 cant just scan the story for answersthey must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the charts, tables, and graphs to explain and support their answers.
- 41 activities; 356 questions (with upgraded paid app)
- Question hints
- Explanations of answers
- Detailed help
- Detailed student statistics
- Progress/award certificates
This app won the following awards: Christian School Products Magazine Top Products 2008, Learning Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching, Practical Homeschooling Magazine 3rd Place Interactive Learning Award - Science Category
Authors: Stephen David Fischer and Joseph Caroll
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 State Assessment (FSA)
Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)
Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)
Ohio Achievement Tests
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)
Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)
and many more!