Unit B: Interactions Among Living Things

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Life on the Serengeti
Summary: A photographer “captures” wild animals on a safari to the Serengeti.

On Level

Biomes
Summary: A fictional visit to desert, grassland, forest, and tundra biomes.

Challenge

Father Eusebio Kino
Summary: This priest and explorer brought new plants and animals to America.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 4

Janice VanCleave's Science Around the World
Activities help explain how climate and geography affect biomes from the African savannas to the South American rainforests.
Food Chains and Webs
A look at the interdependence of plants and animals.
The Dictionary of the Environment and Its Biomes
Offers an overview of the biomes around the world.

CHAPTER 7

America's Wetlands: Guide to Plants and Animals
Describes wetland types, such as ponds, marshes, and swamps, and their plant and animal life.
Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays
A woman fights to protect a bay from pollutants.
Life in the Tundra
Examines the species and plants in the ecosystem of Alaska's North Slope.