Unit A: How Living Things Function

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Animals of the Past
Summary: Take a look at different extinct animals from dinosaurs to dodos.

On Level

The Animal Trackers
Summary: Juanita and her Grandpa play an animal-tracking game on the beach.

Challenge

Follow Me, Be a Bee
Summary: A bee takes readers on a guided tour of a flowering plant.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 1

I Wonder Why Trees Have Leaves
Questions about plants and their parts are answered here.
Plant Classification
In this book from the Life of Plants series, the authors explain how plants are classified.

CHAPTER 2

Animals with Backbones
Readers learn about groups of vertebrates.
Dinosaurs with Feathers: The Ancestors of Modern Birds
Readers compare the characteristics shared by dinosaurs to modern-day birds.

CHAPTER 3

Seeds
Words and photos chronicle the shapes and dispersal of seeds.
Making Animal Babies
Readers learn how animals' life cycles vary.