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9781538302545. Wolny, Philip. Write Like a Scientist. ISBN 9781538302347.ea vol: 32p. (Think Like a Scientist). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Britannica. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $24.45.
Gr 3–5—Each book includes a review of the scientific method and focuses on an aspect of thinking or writing within a scientific field. Pointers on how to analyze data, develop a hypothesis, and make a research plan are all covered. Several of the books include experiments, which readers can use to practice the skills as they are explained. The materials needed are easily found and inexpensive. Unfortunately, the majority of the people shown in the photos are white men. With the current emphasis on preparing students for college and careers, this series could be useful for schools introducing technical or process writing.
VERDICT Though flawed, the text is a good resource for teaching the scientific method. Robust collections may want to consider.

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