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The Nature Detectives Science Series

Nature Detectives Books

Diane Swanson

Pacific Edge Publishing

Level: Grades 2 – 4

 

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The Nature Detectives Series is a set of five books and five teacher's guides designed to address the grades 2 to 4 learning standards in the BC Science curriculum.

 

See BC Learning Standards Correlation Chart

 

Written by award winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five ecosystems: forest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These fact-filled books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which Science and Language Arts can be extended across the curriculum.

 

Each book introduces children to one of five fascinating ecosystems. The books show how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to specific ecosystems. They show how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light, and soil. The books also present examples of fossil life, Indigenous peoples’ uses of elements from specific ecosystems, such as plants, and the ways people harm — and help — ecosystems. By the end of each book, children have a new appreciation for an important ecosystem.

 

Table of Contents

Each text includes:

  • an examination of the diversity of plants and animals
  • how plants and animals have adapted themselves to their environment
  • how plants and animals interact with each other
  • an examination of the life cycles of specific plants and animals
  • a comparison of fossils with plants and animals
  • a look at the causes and effects of extinction and endangerment of plants and animals
  • information about Indigenous peoples' use of plants and animals in each
  • ecosystem
  • glossary and index

 

See sample pages here

 

 

Nature Detectives Guides

125 pp, blackline masters

Level: Grades 2-4

 

Each guide provides excellent support materials to meet the learning standards for the development of skills and the acquisition of knowledge. The guides facilitate the integrative teaching of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

 

Table of Contents

Each guide includes:

  • activities integrating themes across the curriculum (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Art)
  • hands-on-activities
  • reproducible blackline masters
  • suggested assessment strategies and tools
  • references and annotated resource list of related titles
  • Links to appropriate websites

 

See BC Learning Standards Correlation Chart

 

 

 

 

Forest Detectives Book

48 pp, color illustrations,

glossary, index

 

$11.95

 

 

Forest Detectives Guide

125 pp, blackline masters, coil

 

$24.95 (print)

$14.95 (downloadable PDF)

 

Grassland Detectives Book

48 pp, color illustrations,

glossary, index

 

$11.95

 

Seashore Detectives Book

48 pp, color illustrations,

glossary, index

 

$11.95

 

Grassland Detectives Guide

125 pp, blackline masters, coil

 

$24.95 (print)

$14.95 (downloadable PDF)

Seashore Detectives Guide

125 pp, blackline masters, coil

 

$24.95 (print)

$14.95 (downloadable PDF)

River Detectives Book

48 pp, colour illustrations,

glossary, index

 

$11.95

 

 

River Detectives Guide

125 pp, blackline masters, coil

 

$24.95 (print)

$14.95 (downloadable PDF)

Wetland Detectives Book

48 pp, colour illustrations,

glossary, index

 

$11.95

 

 

Wetland Detectives Guide

125 pp, blackline masters, coil

 

$24.95 (print)

$14.95 (downloadable PDF)

 

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