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Environmental Detectives

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  • Cost Category: $1-$40
  • Price Details: The instructors guide for Environmental Detectives sells for $25.50
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  • Format: Instructors Guide
  • Grades: grades 5 to 8
  • Subject(s): chemistry, environmental science, life science, physical science
  • Part of Series?: yes
  • URL: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/gems/GEMSenvdet.html

Kids experience the interconnectedness of the natural world using language arts, as they attempt to solve a mystery.  This rich mix of hands-on activities, role-playing, and group discussion promotes logical thought processes and research skills.

For an afterschool program with consistent attendance and enough class time each week, Environmental Detectives will teach students about science, language arts, and the interconnectedness of the natural world through an engaging mystery plot. To solve the mystery, students participate in a rich mix of hands-on activities, role-playing, and group discussion while developing logical thought processes and research skills. Aside from having some background in science, leaders may need to spend time preparing students for the language arts aspects of this curriculum, many of which will be challenging and new.



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