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STC Literacy Series™: Sound

$133.95 - $349.99

Grades 3–5. How is sound made and how does it travel to your ear? How do animals communicate using sound in the air, water, and the ground? How can we use sound to make our lives better? These are a few of the questions Sound, part of the STC Literacy Series™, asks to help students understand the science of noise. Children learn that sound is caused by vibrations and use real-world examples of sound to understand its properties. They also discover just how integral the human ear is to sound.

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In Sound, students learn all about sound waves, which are a form of energy.

Grades 3–5. Sound waves can make sweet music or shatter glass. Students read of how sound occurs and how animals and people use sound to communicate. Stories in the book shed light on things like how people can use technology to improve their hearing, how a person can travel faster than the speed of sound, and how to use sound to figure out how far away a thunderstorm is. Curators at the Smithsonian Institution share about how they preserve important sounds—speeches and music—for posterity.

Developed to enhance the teaching of the Science and Technology Concepts™ (STC™) unit, the STC Literacy Series™ Sound 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

Sound paper version (item #972296) comes as a pack of 8 readers. Sound electronic version (item #972296E32) allows 32 students per year to have access to the text for 60 months.




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