Unit A: Organization of Living Things

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Bringing Up Baby Chimp
Summary: Mother chimps are the most important teachers for their babies.

On Level

Charles Drew and the Blood Banks
Summary: Dr. Drew's work led to advances in blood storage and transfusions.

Challenge

Training for the Olympics
Summary: Learn about the healthiest and most effective ways to strengthen muscles.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 1

Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Discover the “family tree.”
Classification
Explore the systems used to classify plants and animals.

CHAPTER 2

Guts: Our Digestive System
Simon explains the digestive system.
The Respiratory System
Learn how the lungs work and how to keep them healthy.

CHAPTER 3

Incredible Life Cycles
Explore some unusual plant and animal life cycles.
Life Cycles
Discover the life cycles of plants, insects, and other animals.

CHAPTER 4

Seeds, Stems, and Stamens: The Ways Plants Fit into Their World
Learn how plants adapt to their environment.
Mimicry and Camouflage
Discover how animals use mimicry and camouflage protection.