Unit E: Describing Matter

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Leveled Independent Science Books

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Sink or Float?
Summary: Readers find out whether different items will sink or float.

On Level

Louis Braille
Summary: Readers learn how Louis Braille invented the Braille system.


Summary: Readers explore gases that go into a child's balloon.



You Can't Taste a Pickle With Your Ear: A Book About Your 5 Senses
Readers learn how they can use their fives senses to explore the world around them.
Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart
Readers discover how magnets attract and repel objects.
You Can Use a Magnifying Glass
Readers explore how they can observe objects using magnifying glasses.
Sinking and Floating
Readers learn the principles behind why objects sink or float.


What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room?
Readers follow Mr. Whiskers' students as they uncover key ideas about matter.
Matter: See It, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It
Readers discover how solids, liquids, and gases change form.
Temperature: Heating Up and Cooling Down
Readers learn basic facts about temperature.
Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Readers explore the different forms of matter through everyday examples.