Scholastic 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes

The NEW series, 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes takes a look at how some of history's most intriguing crimes were solved. Each title focuses on the science and technology used to solve real-life crimes and heart-stopping mysteries. From killer wallpaper to deadly pets, from parasites to mosquitoes, these high-interest books build vocabulary, foster scientific knowledge, and develop inquiry skills through the use of charts, timelines, briefing notes, case files, primary sources, and captivating storytelling. Watch your inquisitive students become scientific sleuths as they read actual cases, study clues, and take a shot at crime scene investigations - all while sharpening their critical thinking and analytical skills.

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24/7: Science Behind The Scenes:
  • Engages students with real crimes and mysteries.
  • Provides scaffolded reading opportunities that support reluctant and striving students.
  • Increases students' excitement about science with high/low books written two or more grades below level.
  • Improves vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills.
  • Motivates career-oriented thinking and further research, by exposing students to potential careers in science.
Available Collections:
  • NEW! 24/7: Goes to War (4 titles)
    24/7 moves from crime scenes to war zones, and from science to history. 24/7: Goes to War focuses on key battles—Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and Hamburger Hill—that were turning points in U.S. history. The books pull the reader in by telling personal stories that capture all the drama and danger of combat. This is history as it was lived by regular people—both soldiers and civilians—caught up in the fighting and excerpts from their letters and diaries help bring their experiences to life.
  • 24/7: Science Behind The Scenes: Forensics (12 titles)
    Forensics examine the forensic sciences behind the most fascinating solved and unsolved cases, from autopsies to facial reconstruction, and more!
  • 24/7: Science Behind The Scenes: Medical Files (6 titles)
    Medical Files examine the science and technology behind some of the most fascinating medical cases and mysteries, from flesh-eating diseases to deadly mosquito bites, and more!
  • 24/7: Science Behind The Scenes: Spy Files (6 titles)
    Spy Files examine the science and technology behind the fascinating world of espionage, from mini spy planes to spy animals, and more!
  • 24/7: Science Behind The Scenes: Mystery Files (6 titles)
    Mystery Files examine the science and technology behind the fascinating world of unsolved mysteries – from Bigfoot to lost civilizations to UFOs – and more!

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