Help students relate basic science concepts and skills to everyday life and answer the question, “Why do I need to know this?” with this exciting collection of ready-to-use lessons, projects, and lab activities. Includes 21 comprehensive, teacher-tested lessons accompanied by over 150 reproducible student activity sheets. Each lesson includes a concise introduction to a specific topic including relevant stories and fun graphics, reproducible vocabulary games or puzzles, reproducible lab activities and projects, and complete answer keys. The lessons are organized into five units: Earth science, physics, astronomy, chemistry and biology. Correlated to the National Science Teachers Standards. 2008, 424 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", spiral-bound.