Investigation Packs
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Group Science Activities for Kids

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Teacher's Guide

Investigation Packs are group science activities for kids that help them dig deeper into Science A-Z content, apply scientific practices, and develop the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Reading resources called Investigation Files, or I.Files, feature high-interest, in-depth science content in an engaging design that includes features of informational text, such as graphs, maps, and photographs. Students do a close reading of the I.Files and then cite evidence that helps them solve the Mystery File in each pack through group discussion.

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Life

Animals


What Animals Need

Living/Non-Living


Living Things

Plants


What Plants Need

Senses


Properties of Senses

Physical

Doing Work


Simple Machines

Energy


Things That Make Heat

Light


Properties of Light

Properties


Toys

Magnets


Properties of Magnets

Things Move


People Movers