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 2-3 presents stories that range from low-second grade to high-third grade in readability.
Topics presented include:
• Life Science—flowering plant life cycle, seed dispersal, parts of a tree, metamorphosis, honeybees, invertebrates, the platypus, digestion
• Physical Science—magnets, sound vibrations (hearing), hot air rises, friction, simple machines, heat transference
• Earth & Space Science—why stars seem to twinkle, rainbows, movements of Earth, thunder and lightning, the moon, soil, fossils
• Science & Technology—using tools to measure, invention of Velcro®, microscopes, telescopes, recycling, manufactured products (plastics)
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.