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STC Literacy Series™: Chemical Tests

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Grades 3–5. What do an ice cube, water in a glass, and clouds in the sky have in common? They all hold the compound we call water. Everything around us, all the stuff or matter in our world, is made of chemicals. Chemical Tests, part of the STC Literacy Series™, introduces the science of chemistry using accessible, real-world examples. Learn about the properties of chemicals in our world, how we use chemicals to make our lives better, and compare natural chemicals to chemicals made by humans.

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Help students discover the world of chemistry.

Grades 3–5. Take a look at the periodic table of elements and profiles of scientists whose discoveries deepened our knowledge of chemistry. Other stories outline the need for caution in using chemicals, while another describes how chemical tests help detectives track down criminals. Students will also read about how plants and animals use natural chemicals to protect themselves from predators as well as about how people from prehistoric times to the present have used chemicals in their daily lives.

Developed to enhance the teaching of the Science and Technology Concepts™ (STC™) unit, the STC Literacy Series™ Chemical Tests reader supports inquiry-based science lessons with engaging informational text. The content gives students a natural transition from hands-on investigations, builds background knowledge to reinforce conceptual learning, and lets students apply relevant nonfiction to their own real-world experiences. Questions provided throughout the book encourage critical thinking and allow children to be actively involved in their learning.

Educational studies show that children are more likely to engage in a reading exercise when the literature is related to a recent hands-on activity. This is exactly how the STC Program™ works. Included in every STC-Elementary™ kit, the STC Literacy Series™ helps improve reading comprehension, and supports the following Common Core Standards:

  • RI.1-3
  • RI.4-6
  • RI.7-9

Chemical Tests paper version (item #972196) comes as a pack of 8 readers. Chemical Tests electronic version (item #972196E32) allows 32 students per year to have access to the text for 60 months.

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