Here at Nitty Gritty Science, we want to foster the love of reading and improve science literacy.  We believe that using novel studies in the science classroom will not only give students exposure to different perspectives but will also help them develop an understanding of how science vocabulary applies to so many events in their lives.

The Disappearing Spoon Novel Study includes targeted vocabulary that helps students make connections between vocabulary and real life.  It encourages students to think before they begin reading, while they’re reading, and after.  It meets a variety of learning strategies that engage students and their ability to learn and retain science ideas and concepts.  This novel study was created to be used in the secondary science classroom and is perfect for those looking to focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.  It is perfect for the whole class, small groups, or independent study.  It’s user-friendly for distance learning and both print and digital versions are available so students can access the digital version from home or school.

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The Disappearing Spoon novel study is based on the young reader’s edition.​

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ir?t=nittygrittysc 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=0147510422 - The Disappearing Spoon Novel StudyThe Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie’s reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it’s also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

Adapted for a middle-grade audience, the young reader’s edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

 

Check out The Disappearing Spoon Novel Study by clicking the image below!

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Check out our other Novel Studies:

Radium Girls

Hidden Figures

Bees on the Roof

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Enjoy!

Erica

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