Unit D: Earth in the Universe

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Kalpana Chawla, Astronaut
Summary: Recounts the biography of the first Indian American woman in outer space.

On Level

Total Eclipse of the Sun
Summary: Explains how and why lunar and solar eclipses occur.

Challenge

High Tide
Summary: Uses a fictional surfing champion to tour world oceans and describe tides.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 11

Weather! Watch How Weather Works
Includes facts, experiments, statistics, and projects.
Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley
The story of a professional storm tracker.

CHAPTER 12

Exploring Our Solar System
Astronaut Sally Ride guides readers through the solar system.
How Do We Know How the Stars Shine?
Astronomy and scientific discoveries are explored.

CHAPTER 13

Looking for Life in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Astrophysicist Jill Tarter explores the universe for signs of life.
Faraway Worlds: Planets Beyond Our Solar System
Scientists seek a planet beyond our solar system.