Science: A Closer Look

Grade Levels: K-6

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's dynamic science program Science: A Closer Look offers students exciting and accessible standards-based lessons. Engaging activities promote curiosity and foster the development of science inquiry skills. Through a consistent and structured learning cycle, students confidently build upon their experiences to develop a lifelong understanding of science concepts.

About the Program

The Grade K Science: A Closer Look program centers around the easy-to-view Flipbook that focuses the attention of young learners and provides support for whole-class instruction. The easy-to-use Teacher Edition helps make best use of instructional time with helpful teaching strategies and is available spiral-bound or online. Colorful Big Books support science instruction through a shared reading experience and reproduce the Science Leveled Readers for whole-class instruction. The Grade K Leveled Readers feature a reader per chapter in four levels: Approaching, On-Level, Beyond, and ELL to reinforce reading skills and strategies while promoting science understanding. Manipulative kits, the Science Songs Audio CD, science floor puzzles, Photo Sorting Cards, and other ancillaries make Science: A Closer Look a complete science experience for your students!


Program Components

  • Science A Closer Look, Grade K, Spanish Big Books Package (3 volume set)
    Science A Closer Look, Grade K, Spanish Big Books Package (3 volume set)
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Leveled Readers, Leveled Readers, Approaching, What People and Animals Need (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Leveled Readers, Leveled Readers, Approaching, What People and Animals Need (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Teacher Resource Package
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Teacher Resource Package
  • Science, A Closer Look,  Grade 4, Ciencias: Beyond Leveled Reader, A World of Microorganisms (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Ciencias: Beyond Leveled Reader, A World of Microorganisms (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, All About Magnets (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, All About Magnets (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, Animal Parents (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Animal Parents (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, Apple Trees (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Apple Trees (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, Big Orange Pumpkins (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Big Orange Pumpkins (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, Finding Fossils (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Finding Fossils (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, Forces at Play (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Forces at Play (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, Fossil Hunters (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, Fossil Hunters (6 copies)
  • Science, A Closer Look, From Seed to Tree (6 copies)
    Science, A Closer Look, From Seed to Tree (6 copies)
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 1, Teacher's Edition (Vol. 2)'
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 1, Teacher's Edition (Vol. 2)'
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 1, Teacher's Edition, Vol. 3'
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 1, Teacher's Edition, Vol. 3'
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2,  Teacher Edition - Physical Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Teacher Edition - Physical Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Teacher Edition (Vol. 1)
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Teacher Edition (Vol. 1)
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 3, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 3, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 3, Teacher Edition - Life Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 3, Teacher Edition - Life Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 3, Teacher Edition - Physical Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 3, Teacher Edition - Physical Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Teacher Edition - Life Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Teacher Edition - Life Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Teacher Edition - Physical Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 4, Teacher Edition - Physical Science
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 5, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
    Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science, A Closer Look, Grade 5, Teacher Edition - Earth Science
  • Ciencias, Student Edition, Grade 3
    Ciencias, Student Edition, Grade 3
  • Grade K, Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Student Edition
    Grade K, Science, A Closer Look, Grade 2, Student Edition
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1,  Reading Essentials
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Reading Essentials
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Activity Flipchart
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Activity Flipchart
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Activity Lab Book
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Activity Lab Book
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Key Concept Cards
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Key Concept Cards
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Reading and Writing in Science Workbook
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Reading and Writing in Science Workbook
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Science Photo Sorting Cards
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Science Photo Sorting Cards
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Science Vocabulary Cards
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Science Vocabulary Cards
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Student Edition
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, Student Edition
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, StudentWorks Plus Online 2011 (1 year subscription without purchase of SE)
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, StudentWorks Plus Online 2011 (1 year subscription without purchase of SE)
  • Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, StudentWorks Plus Online 2011 (6 year subscription without purchase of SE)
    Science, A Closer Look Grade 1, StudentWorks Plus Online 2011 (6 year subscription without purchase of SE)
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Additional Details & Resources

Research Base

  • "Inquirize" You Teaching
  • The Integral Role of Laboratory Investigations in Science Instruction
  • Research Base for Science: A Closer Look
    This document summarizes the research behind Science: A Closer Look. It is divided into four parts: 1. A bibliography of the research that was reviewed and studied and which provided the foundation for our instructional pedagogy and lesson structure. 2. A summary of our field study data conducted on the prior Macmillan Science series which provided a basis in the development of Science: A Closer Look. This verification data supports the instructional methodology and program design. 3. A review of results of the long term implementation studies on how the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and its support of staff development initiatives translated into teacher and student success as measured by public release of state test data in the St. Louis Public Schools. 4. A review of State Test Score Results from Districts using Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill Science. This program’s effectiveness provided the foundation for the design of Science: A Closer Look

Other Scientific Research

  • The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Science
    This report provides research that identifies critical success factors to track during a new science text adoption, as well as provides a basis for determining the impact of the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill (MMH) textual materials on student test scores in elementary science.