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Author: Orr, Tamra
Use the Next Generation Science Standards to identify the fossils of an ancient mammoth.
Science Explorer. Follow The Clues
Common Core Standards
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 5 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
School Library Journal (04/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2014 Gr 4–6—Marching in lockstep with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), these episodes, though fictional, not only portray a series of specifically detailed scientific investigations conducted largely by young people, but even feature highlighted keywords in several of the narratives drawn from the NGSS list of best practices. The scenarios range from two young skygazers trying to prove that a certain rock is a meteorite to an epidemiologist's daughter tracking down the origin of a local flu epidemic. The procedures are laid out in clear, easily imitable steps, illustrated with a mix of scientific photos or diagrams and encouraging pictures of young researchers at work, and capped by relatively generous lists of further resources on the given topic. - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.