This award-winning volume shows you how to conduct inquiry sessions with your students, focusing on simple science "mysteries." For the teacher there is a description of the inquiry process and a sample of what an inquiry session would sound like. Each experiment included teacher information on what makes the "mystery" work and what scientific principles are involved.Science mysteries to be probed include: lifting water (atmospheric pressure), over the edge (center of gravity), sink or float (buoyancy), water running uphill (adhesion, capillarity), pouring light (internal reflection), and more. Skills challenged include: predicting, observing, recording, following directions, cooperating, and critical thinking. Everything's here to help you make each project a success -- organizational procedures, required and optional materials lists (readily available), teaching suggestions, and complete, step-by-step directions for all projects.Also features a two-sided, full-color (one side) pull-out poster with a Solving Science Mysteries on one side and More Mysteries on the other side. Illustrated throughout with helpful line art as well as fun recurring "mouse" characters. All 16 pages perforated for easy removal.