The 27 stories in Read and Understand Science address objectives drawn from the National Science Education Standards. There are stories in the areas of life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and technology.
Read and Understand Science, Grades 1–2 presents stories that range from beginning first to beginning third in readability. The stories for grades 1-2 are comprised of four half pages. Students cut the pages and staple them together to create four-page minibooks.
Topics presented include:
• Life Science-leaves, baby/parent resemblance, growth needs of plants, animal tracks, the sea otter, tadpole to frog, the five senses, skeleton
• Physical Science-sink and float, light, properties of materials, combining materials, states of matter, water vapor, water freezing, surface tension
• Earth & Space Science-the sun, air, erosion, gravity, Earth’s rotation, composting
• Science & Technology-measuring temperature, machines, improving the function of a design
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.