Key Takeaways:

  • Spring is a popular time to teach natural science and start planning for Earth Day.
  • Nonfiction books about habitats and ecosystems are a great way to introduce your students to important environmental topics and spark their scientific curiosity.
  • Scholastic’s Investigators series is a great resource that combines nonfiction science readers and whiteboard technology to teach students 21st-century learning skills.
  • Wondering how to transform your learning space into a 21st-century science classroom that will inspire the next generation of biologists, chemists, and physicists? The Investigators series from Scholastic features everything you need to spark your students’ natural curiosity on all things science, just in time for Earth Day.

    From deserts to wetlands, these nonfiction reads and interactive whiteboard technology teach students in grades 4-5 about important environmental topics related to habitats and ecosystems all over the world. With direct and small-group instructional support, independent reading follow-up, cross-curriculum center work, research activities, and more, your students will hone the critical learning skills they need for success inside and outside the classroom.

    This fun and interactive science teaching tool also provides students plenty of opportunities to explore the complex world of natural science. Each theme—Desert Dwellers, From City to Sea, Grassland Greats, Living Together, Out of the Woods, and Wild Wetlands—includes a series and complex text overviews, 30 copies of each nonfiction title, a lesson plan, center card, and classroom poster to provide you with all the teaching support you need to supplement your lessons and ensure your students remain engaged and focused this spring!

    Nonfiction books and in-class activities are a great way to introduce your students to important environmental topics and spark their scientific curiosity in a way that positively impacts the world. For more teaching tools to inspire the next generation of scientists in your classroom, check out these other science learning resources from Scholastic.