FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about Science Cut Ups®

What are Science Cut Ups?

Science Cut Ups are manipulative activities designed to help teach science concepts and/or science process skills. Find Science Cut Ups that meet your curriculum needs by using the descriptions below each item in the catalog.

Do you take school purchase orders?

Supporting Science is an approved Sole Source vendor in numerous Texas school districts. Locate the Sole Source document on the download tab (catalog section). Science Cut Ups can be purchased by check, credit card. or purchase order. Just email us at ssibastrop@gmail.com for any paperwork you need.

How do I use Science Cut Ups?

Teachers incorporate these manipulative activities as part of a lesson or use them to review information already presented. They are also used as assessments, individually or in small groups, and many teachers use them in tutoring or making "centers." Students can use their textbooks and other reference sources to find information to complete Science Cut Ups tasks successfully.

Are Science Cut Ups already cut up?

Science Cut Ups come printed in color on 8.5 X 11" cardstock, but they are not cut up. Teachers should laminate materials before cutting for longer durability.

How do Science Cut Ups come packaged?

Most Science Cut Ups titles come in sets of 10 so that pairs or small groups of students can be working on the same task at the same time. Games are packaged individually.

Do Science Cut Ups come with a KEY for the teacher?

Each set comes with suggested uses. Some sets also include helpful background information and/or a KEY for the teacher, or self-checking clues for the students. Some sets do not have KEYS because the variations in answers are too diverse.

Can Science Cut Ups be copied?

Science Cut Ups are copyrighted materials. It is illegal to copy them.
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How should I store Science Cut Ups?

Teachers usually store manipulative pieces in small plastic bags or envelopes. A complete set for a class can be stored in a larger bag or file folder.

If several groups within my class are using sets of Science Cut Ups, how do I keep pieces from getting mixed up?

Teachers find it helpful to keep sets separated by writing the same number, letter, or symbol on the back sides of all pieces in the same set.

Will any additional titles be added to the catalog?

New Science Cut Ups are always in development. Please email your suggestions for new topics and check the catalog often for new items!

Are Science Cut Ups correlated to the TEKS or other standards?

Science Cut Ups have been correlated to recently revised Science TEKS for grades K-12 and Next Generation Science Standards. Please visit our Correlations page starting on page 5 for the NGSS alignment.

How many students can play a folder game at the same time?

All the folder games can be played with up to 4 teams or individuals. Earth Cycles, Science Opposites, Science Savvy, Science Word Play and Pictionary work well in teams. Safety works best with 4-6 individuals. Science Scholars Card Game and the Waves Card Game work well with 4 to 6 individuals. The Cell Count Game has 5 games per package so a whole class can play at the same time in groups of 4-6.

What titles are included in the Sample Packages?

  • Elementary Package includes 44 Science Cut Ups titles including 4 games for $145 (list of titles is shown on last page in catalog).
  • Middle School Sample Package with 47 titles and 6 games, $155 (there is a MS Package and a MS II package).
  • Middle School Sample Pack I includes 47 titles and 6 games, $155
  • Middle School Sample Pack II includes 36 titles including 3 games for $155 (list of titles is shown on last page of catalog)
  • Spanish Package includes 47 titles including 3 games for $150 (list of titles is shown on last page in catalog)
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