"SOAR Into Inquiry" K-5 Scope Activity Books


Each Scope Activity Book follows a tested, highly successful, user-friendly format, including simple, step-by-step instructions for use in guiding the student(s), and easy-to-understand background information so that one can understand the science involved without having to be an expert. These lessons are designed to improve a child’s ability to observe and think analytically while he/she is highly engaged in a hands-on activity that develops a rich understanding of scientific inquiry. Because the lessons spark interest, they are excellent launchpads for further study. The lessons also lend themselves to flexibility to allow for the individual needs of students. Designed for grades K-5.

*Note that the quantity 10 and 25 prices shown below apply even if you do not order those quantities of the same book. However, if you wish to combine different books in the same order and get the corresponding quantity discount, you will need to call the STR Hotline number at the top of the page.

 

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Introduction to the Hand-Held Microscope

Students gain familiarity with the hand-held microscope and how/why it works. They learn to observe objects carefully in order to identify them, and they engage in activities that explore the basic concepts of lens, magnification, and scale. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Intro
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Show Me the Money

Students use the scope to carefully observe different denominations of money, discovering a wealth of intriguing security features and hidden elements.   This is a great way to introduce students to the subject of money, what gives it value, and what governments do to make it harder to counterfeit. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Money
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Fingerprint Detective

Students gain an understanding of the importance of fingerprints in society.  They observe and learn how to identify the major categories of fingerprints, what makes them unique, and how they can be left behind.  This lesson captures interest and is a great way to introduce students to forensic science (science used to help with investigation of crime and other legal matters).  Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Finger
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Look at My Threads

Students look deeper and find that there’s more than meets the eye in an everyday item: their clothes.  Using the scope, students learn about fibers and how they are woven together in different ways to create fabrics.   Topics explored include what a fiber is, different types of weave, natural versus synthetic fabric, and uses of fabric other than clothing. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Thread
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What Are My True Colors?

What is color? Where do colors come from? Students use the scope to explore images in newspapers and magazines and find that many images are actually made of tiny dots. They learn how these dots of color can be used to “trick” the eye, and they investigate how combinations of color are used to create different effects. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Colors
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Starting From Seeds

How is it that new plants “grow up” into what we see out in yards, gardens and fields? Using the scope, students engage in close-up observation of the seed—a miracle waiting to unfold.  They observe and learn about the basic parts of seeds and their functions, while generating their own seedling (young plant grown from a seed).  Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Seeds
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How Plants Grow

This activity follows the activity “Starting From Seeds” (a prerequisite to this lesson).  Students use the seedlings they generated from that earlier lesson to closely observe a plant.   They learn about the basic parts of a plant and their functions, and they learn about what plants need in order to survive. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Grow
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More than a Pretty Face

How do plants reproduce?  How does a new seed get created?  Using the scope, students view the male and female reproductive organs in a flower.  They learn about these organs and about the process of pollination.   This is a great way to increase student awareness of the intricate and awe-inspiring processes found in nature.  Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Pretty
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Different Plants – Different Environments

Using the scope to compare a cactus to a household plant, students learn how different environments can help to establish the features that evolve in plants.  The students gain an understanding of what an adaptation is, and they explore specific plant adaptations and their functions.   [Note: For the second segment of this lesson, students should already have gained the knowledge from the lesson “More Than a Pretty Face.”] Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Different
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Solar Powered Plants

Students learn about the process through which plants make their own food: photosynthesis (the use of light energy to combine carbon dioxide gas and water into food in the form of simple sugars).   With use of the scope, this complex process is presented in a simple, hands-on, easy-to-understand fashion—and at a level appropriate for elementary school students. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Solar
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Do Cell Phones Have Cells
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Students gain a basic understanding of the nature of cells and how cells relate to the structure of organisms, using the scope to view two types of cells. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Cells
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Take Cover!

Students examine different types of animal coverings and relate these structures to their functions, considering the animals' environments. Designed for grades K-5.

RC-Cover
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Basic Boservation 5 booklet set
Basic Observations Skills

5 Booklet set includes: RC-Intro, RC-Money, RC-Finger, RC-Thread and RC-Colors

RC-Basic
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Plant Life

5 Booklet set includes: RC-Seeds, RC-Grow, RC-Pretty, RC-Different and RC-Solar

RC-Plant
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Set of 12 Current Tiltes

12 Booklet set includes all 12 single-subject titles.

RC-12Set
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