This engaging series covers the basics of science instruction. It provides informative readings and worksheets on a wide variety of topics in earth, life and physical science. Activities are logically sequenced, transitioning smoothly from basic comprehension of concepts to higher-order thinking skills. Worksheets include activities that target: Scientific Vocabulary - Activities challenge students to show their understanding of scientific terms by a variety of methods, such as differentiating between words, and using them in meaningful sentences. Reading Skills - Comprehension questions ascertain that students understand what they have read and develop reading skills that pertain to science. Scientific Inquiry Skills - Students will learn the basic skills of scientific inquiry, including hypothesizing, observing, experimenting, and classifying data. Critical Thinking - Activities increase students' ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate scientific information. Test Prep Questions - Science questions in standardized-test format help students in grades 3-6 prepare for state exams.