QUICK SMART™ Science

Grades 3–8
Essential knowledge for today’s STEM frameworks 

The QUICK SMART™ Science Series of resource books are highly-researched informative books that feature inquiry-based strategies for developing the critical thinking, logical reasoning, and writing skills.

Each book includes —

  • a glossary with expanded definitions that provide context for essential science terms
  • hands-on inquiry-based experiments and investigations that develop scientific awareness
  • practice with the scientific method, as well as practice with key components of STEM curriculum frameworks.

Students will discover that each book in the QUICK SMART™ Science Series is an essential science reference for years to come.

There are two levels of QUICK SMART™ Science:

  • Level 1: Grades 3–5 (70 pages)
  • Level 2: Grades 6–8 (70 pages)

Correlated to the Common Core Science and Technical Subjects Standards!

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Level 1
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Levels 1 and 2
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Features of the QUICK SMART Science Series

Level 1

Glossary of Science Terms

  • Science terms are arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Each entry contains an expanded definition that uses examples and high-interest facts to provide further context.
  • Icons follow each science term to indicate the area of science related to the term.
  • Words that appear in a definition and are defined elsewhere in the Glossary appear in italics, including other forms of the defined word.
  • Pages indicating related information, activities, and experiments are referenced within definitions.

Science Investigations

  • Eight biomes and coastal zones are introduced, exploring concepts specific to each biome, such as climate, plant and animals life and their adaptations, and other environmental features
  • High interest, hands-on experiments using everyday materials that allow independent practice with the scientific method.
  • A variety of biomes, the animals that reside there, and the plants that thrive there are explored.
  • Suggestions and advice for choosing topics, preparing materials, and displaying information for science fair projects.

Experiments and Observations

  • Use of the Scientific Method is presented to guide student’s scientific inquiries.
  • Experiments that enhance scientific knowledge and understanding are introduced.
  • Practice with reporting observations and recording conclusions.
  • Opportunities for independent study and extension activities.

Illustrations and Activities that Further Scientific Understanding

  • Labeled diagrams provide specific information to explain science concepts such as Our Solar System, Parts of a Plant, and Inside a Volcano.
  • All diagrams include activities that can be completed with use of the glossary or by conducting independent research. An answer key is provided.
  • Illustrations depict processes that include photosynthesis, the water cycle, and life cycles.

Answer Key

Level 2

Glossary of Science Terms

  • Science terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry contains an expanded definition that uses examples and high-interest facts to provide further context
  • Icons follow each science term to indicate the area of science related to the term.
  • Words that appear in a definition and are defined elsewhere in the Glossary appear in italics, including other forms of the defined word. Pages indicating related information, activities, and experiments are referenced within definitions.

Science Highlights

  • Noteworthy scientific discoveries and achievements are linked in chronological order by areas of study.
  • Scientists who accomplished important achievements are identified, along with the year their findings were made and their significance.

Experiments and Observations

  • Use of the Scientific Method is presented to guide student’s scientific inquiries.
  • Experiments that enhance scientific knowledge and understanding are introduced.
  • Practice with reporting observations and recording conclusions.
  • Opportunities for independent study and extension activities.

Illustrations that Further Scientific Understanding

  • Labeled diagrams provide specific information to explain science concepts.
  • Diagrams illustrate processes such as photosynthesis and metamorphosis.
  • All illustrations and diagrams include activities that can be completed with use of the glossary or by conducting independent research. An answer key is provided.
  • Parts of plants and parts of the human body and other concepts are also clearly depicted and identified.

Answer Key

View the Common Core Correlations for QUICK SMART Science.

QUICK SMART™ Science, Level 1

QUICK SMART™ Science, Level 2

View/download sample lessons from QUICK SMART Science

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