Unit A: The Life Processes

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Barbara McClintock
Summary: The biography of a genetics pioneer and Nobel Prize winner.

On Level

The Amazing Amoeba
Summary: A close look at how amoebas get food and water, adapt, and reproduce.

Challenge

Through the Cell Wall
Summary: An exploration of how molecules move through cell walls (Nobel Prize, 2003).

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 1

Cells and Systems
A look at the parts of cells and how they are organized.
The Diversity of Life: From Single Cell to Multicellular Organisms
A look at how cells work together.

CHAPTER 2

Plant Parts
The authors explore the world of plants and their various parts.
The Life and Times of the Peanut
The author explores the life cycle and history of the peanut.

CHAPTER 3

The Treasure of Inheritance
The author discusses how living things inherit traits.