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Mystery Science by Discovery Education

Mystery Science is a unique, standards-aligned science curriculum for grades K-5 designed to help students stay curious! Mystery Guides lead engaging, open-and-go lessons with step-by-step, hands-on activities that explore scientific phenomena using common classroom items.

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Hands-on Science Made Easy

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Dive Deeper with the Anchor Layer

The Anchor Layer gets kids excited to make more real-world connections throughout a science unit.

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A Mysterious Unit Hook

The Anchor Phenomenon introduces students to a mysterious real-world occurrence. Students develop an explanation for it before any instruction takes place.

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Lesson Tie-Ins to the Mystery

Anchor Connections follow each unit lesson. Students apply what they learned to each lesson to revise their initial explanations of the anchor phenomenon.

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A Project-Based Activity

The Performance Task is a culminating activity to wrap up the whole unit. Kids apply everything they learned from the unit’s lessons to a new and fun project.

Standards Alignment

Mystery Science is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We cover key performance expectations for K-5 science.

Not in an NGSS state? No worries. We’ve created state-specific alignments, too! Download your state alignment for Mystery Science by selecting your state.


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