Is your district looking for new Science materials? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Mentoring Minds’ ThinkUp! Science.
Mentoring Minds’ ThinkUp! Science is a comprehensive instructional material that supports TEKS-based instruction in grades 3 through 8. Learning List recently reviewed the content for grade 5, which includes a print teacher edition and a consumable print student edition. ThinkUp! Science is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and connect science skills and knowledge to real world situations.
ThinkUp! Science provides concise, organized instruction and practice focused on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science. ThinkUp! also supports instruction in the 9 traits of Critical Thinking, as defined by Mentoring Minds, by providing activities designed to increase overall rigor and complexity through open-ended questions and activities.
The design of the material supports engagement and learning for students at a variety of levels with a variety of activity types and student groupings. The material is available in English (grades 3-8) and Spanish (grades 3-5). Additionally, the material provides multiple interventions that are specific to the skills in each unit.
Read Learning List’s Editorial Review to learn more about how the material supports the development of critical thinking skills. Learning List has also completed a standard-by-standard analysis of the alignment of the material to science TEKS, as well as a review of the product’s technology compatibility. To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.
About Mentoring Minds*
Mentoring Minds is an educational publisher focused on the success of students. Mentoring Minds’ passion is to develop quality educational materials that encourage students to think critically for effective problem solving. Equipped with many years of educational experience, Mentoring Minds’ product development team creates materials that address relevant issues in the classroom such as critical thinking, vocabulary development, the prevention of bullying, classroom management, and accommodations for students with special needs.
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