Unit B: Living Things and Where They Live

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Living Things
Summary: Readers learn about the needs and characteristics of living things.

On Level

Sylvia Earle: First Lady of the Sea
Summary: Readers find out how Sylvia Earle explored oceans and marine life.


Desert Life
Summary: Readers learn about plants and animals that live in the desert.



Living and Nonliving
This book provides a simple explanation of the characteristics of living and nonliving things.
A Cool Drink of Water
Brief text and photos show how people in cultures all over the world use and conserve water.
Food Found All Around
This introduction to food chains explains how living things satisfy a basic need.
Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
Rhyming text describes some of the unique places animals make their homes.


Around One Cactus
A cactus is a haven for a whole community of desert creatures, including owls and gila monsters.
Wetland Animals
This look at wetlands presents some of the animals found there and their ecological importance.
Forest Animals
Readers learn about the habitat and habits of some animals who make the forest their home.
The Ocean Is…
To the animals that live in it, the ocean is much more than just a huge body of water.