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Mystery Science
by Mystery Science
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / Free
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.

Overview

Mystery Science provides ready-made science mysteries for elementary school students. Each lesson contains a central mystery, discussion questions, supplemental reading, and a hands-on activity. According to the company's website (as of September 2015), Mystery Science is free to use for the 2015-2016 school year.

APPROACH

Mystery Science provides a large number of ready-made science lessons, on subjects from biology to astronomy to geology. Teachers select the lesson they would like to use and simply hit “play.”

Each lesson is organized around a key question (e.g. “What happens when plates move along a fault?”) The lesson starts with a short introductory video, laying out the lesson’s key question. The video is followed by discussion questions for the class. Finally, the lesson ends with a hands-on activity designed to help students find the answer to the key question. Each activity comes with instructions and a list of materials needed.

IMPLEMENTATION

Mystery Science is a browser-based tool, and classroom videos are intended to be projected for the whole class to see. Materials for the activities are not provided by Mystery Science.

PRICING

According to the company's website (as of September 2015), teachers can use Mystery Science for free during the 2015-2016 school year. The company plans to add premium content and features for which it will charge a subscription fee.

WHO IS USING IT
As of January 2015, more than 500 teachers in over 100 schools use Mystery Science.


EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Gennie Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

I'm sorry but I don't have anything that I would change about this product beside the fact that I would add TK-1 lessons (but many of the lessons were easily adaptable to lower grades!) I guess I would...

PRODUCT VIDEOS

Mystery Science Overview
Mystery Science Overview

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Gennie Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

I'm sorry but I don't have anything that I would change about this product beside the fact that I would add TK-1 lessons (but many of the lessons were easily adaptable to lower grades!) I guess I would...

Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

1. Keep it free (not just for a year so administrators do not prevent access in future due to money)
2. Nothing, everything you could possibly think about, the product includes
3. Change the name so that people realize that it is not jus...

PRICING PLANS

Free


TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser -- Optimized for mobile browsers

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers

Characteristics

Supplemental Supplemental
Video Instruction Video Instruction

Subject Matter

Biology Biology
Earth Sciences Earth Sciences
Science Science