Academic journal article Science and Children

Question It!

Academic journal article Science and Children

Question It!

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Question It! By Azza Sharkaway. $7.95. 24 pp. Crabtree Publishing. New York. 2014. ISBN: 9780778707844.

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Question It! explains the process of observing and asking questions. One of four books in a series, the book explains to students what scientific questions are and how to create questions that are both testable and safe.

This book is not likely one to be picked up off the media-center shelf to be read by a student. Thus this book is more for the teacher to use when explaining the scientific process to a class. The book has a strong connection to the Next Generation Science Standards's science and engineering practices and would be great to use when planning and conducting an investigation. This book would also be great for teaching text features in reading.

Question It! has a great layout with lots of photographs for kids to look at. Also, all of the photographs have labels, so students won't question what they are looking at. The book has a kid-friendly glossary, where the definitions are scientifically accurate and written in simple terms. The words in the glossary are color-coded by noun, verb, and adjective, which is another great connection to reading and writing.

I like that this book also has a "question with care" page that helps students create questions that can be answered without harming living things. …

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