Thinking Like a Scientist 2

Grades K to 3

This exciting new inquiry-based science program builds critical thinking and reading skills as students learn to think like a scientist!

24 Theme Units help students master these science process skills:
  • Observing
  • Collecting data
  • Predicting
  • Classifying
  • Hypothesizing
  • Comparing/contrasting
  • Measuring
  • Inferring
  • Drawing conclusions

Learn more about Thinking Like a Scientist—Sets 1 and 2.

Theme Unit Components: Big Book, Student Book 6-Pack, Teacher Guide, and FREE Tote Bag. Also available: Photo Activity Card Set

Big Books
Help students build fluency, develop content vocabulary, and master science process skills. Just right for shared reading!
  • Poster-size, real-life photos
  • Interactive text asks questions that build critical thinking skills
  • Diagrams reinforce use of graphic organizers
  • Investigations and experiments provide hands-on experience
  • Glossary and Index build vocabulary and research skills
  • Show students how to use descriptions, comparisons, definitions, contrasts, and graphics to enhance their informational writing
  • 14" x 20"; 16–20 pages
Student Book 6-Packs
Motivate students to build fluency and science literacy with meaningful guided and independent reading.
  • 6 full-color, reduced size (6" x 8 1/4") Big Book replicas for each title
  • Develop vocabulary, background knowledge, and reading strategies
  • Build critical nonfiction comprehension skills
  • Aligned to science standards
Teacher Guides
Integrated resources with strategies for introducing, exploring, and applying the process skills while reinforcing Phonemic Awareness/Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency.
  • Hands-on activities
  • 8 pages—8 1/2" x 11"
  • Comprehension checks
  • A complete science investigation
  • Reproducible Science notebook and content vocabulary pages
  • Take a look inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler.
Also Available:
Photo Activity Cards

Build visual literacy and provide opportunities for interactive and independent writing
  • 18 two-sided, 8 1/2" x 11" interactive cards for use with any Theme Unit
  • Laminated, markable, wipe-clean surfaces
  • Full-color photos and illustrated activities
  • Reproducible graphic organizers and step-by-step projects to reinforce science concepts
  • Perfect Science Center activities

Theme Units are available in two Sets:

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level Early Intv Level Page Count
Thinking Like a Scientist 2—Set 1 K - 1 J - L 16 - 26 16
Thinking Like a Scientist 2—Set 2 1 - 3 K - Q 18 - 26 20


Thinking Like a Scientist 2
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-823556 Big Book Sets 1 and 2: 24 Big Books; 24 Teacher Guides; 4 FREE Tote Bags $981.00
WA-823555 Student Book Sets 1 and 2: 24 Student Book 6-Packs (144 books) $972.00
WA-823557 Complete Set: 24 Theme Units; 24 Big Books; 24 Teacher Guides; 24 Student Book 6-Packs (144 books); 1 Photo/Activity Card Set (18 cards); FREE Tote Bags $1,898.00
WA-823564 Photo Activity Card Set: 18 cards $43.50

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