Unit C: Treasures From Earth

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Finding a Woolly Mammoth
Summary: The experience of finding woolly mammoth fossils is described.

On Level

Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Painter of Birds
Summary: Louis Agassiz Fuertes grows from a young bird lover to a famous bird painter.

Challenge

A Worm's Home
Summary: An earthworm describes soil and its relationship with plants and animals.

PUPIL BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 6

Soil
Readers learn about the composition of soil and different types of soil.
Fossils
This look at fossils explains how they are formed and where they can be found.
The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals
This overview gives readers a broad understanding of Earth's natural riches.
A Handful of Dirt
A tour of soil presents the multitude of microscopic creatures that live in it.

CHAPTER 7

River
Paintings and simple text chart a river's decline from unspoiled to polluted and then back again.
Garbage and Recycling
Readers learn why recycling is important and how they can begin recycling at home.
Home
Over the course of time, Tracy and her neighbors clean up their polluted urban neighborhood.
Recycling
This introduction to recycling explains its importance.