We know our Mystery Science videos are only the first step in teaching scientific concepts to your students, so we've created lesson extensions to help take your teaching to the next level.
You can find extra content to help teach lessons under the "Extend this lesson" section below the video. These extensions include valuable additional materials such as additional readings, assessments, complementing videos, activities, and transcripts. Please note, the extensions that are available will vary by lesson.
You can learn more about some of these extensions below:
Reading: Readings are suggested related texts that provide an excellent way to expand on the concepts taught in the lesson, as well as provide more reading and comprehension practice.
Assessments: Assessments are designed to take 25-30 minutes to complete, but we understand that students work differently. We made them editable so that you can modify the content. The assessments consist of short responses, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions for students to answer after the lesson. Further information can be found in our article: Do you have Assessments?
Videos: Similar to readings, the video extensions serve as relevant resources to dive a little deeper into the concepts.
Activity: The activity section provides additional interactive activities beyond those provided in the lesson itself - it's a great way to further engage students in learning!
Transcripts: Most of our lessons have full transcripts in English and Spanish available. Transcripts may be helpful if students do not have internet access, need extra reinforcement, and/or benefit from text material. You can find this resource under "Extend this lesson" in the right column of each lesson.