Teacher Review For Mystery Science

It's No Mystery with Mystery Science

Lori H.
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Troy Middle School
Troy, MO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
We use Mystery Science in the 2-1 technology classroom. Students access the lesson with a partner, watch the videos, and conduct their own experiments guided by the videos. Allowing students to work with partners supports cooperative learning and allows the teacher to become a facilitator while moving about the room. Students love to complete each section of the unit. They are able to work at their own pace and since each lesson has extensions, there are always more connections to make.
My Take
I love Mystery Science as a teaching tool. It is very interactive and it integrates several modalities for different learning styles. Students are able to work at their own pace and units are also available for students to work on at home. (ie: homebound students or absent students) The video use "real world" examples to help students validate learning.