Unit B: The Changing Environment

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Why Are You Here?
Summary: This fictional story examines the reasons animals are forced to move.

On Level

Biodiversity Hotspots
Summary: Visits threatened areas and describes their diversity of species.

Challenge

Acid Rain
Summary: Describes the polluting effects of acid rain on the environment.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 5

Land Preservation
National parks have been created to help preserve land and the atmosphere.
Glass Ark: The Story of Biosphere 2
The Biosphere 2 program created a closed environment meant to duplicate life on Earth for future space colonies.

CHAPTER 6

Endangered Planet
A look at the state of Earth's ecosystems includes how humans influence habitats.
The Prairie Builders
A chronicle of the effort to bring back part of the extinct native prairie to America's heartland.

CHAPTER 7

Feeding the World
Learn how to feed a growing world population while protecting resources.
Biodiversity
The concept of diversity is explained, along with the interdependence of life forms.