Unit A: Continuity of Life

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Leveled Independent Science Books

Extra Support

Stuck in the Tar Pits
Summary: Describes the fossil remains that have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits.

On Level

Crime Scene Clues
Summary: Presents facts about DNA and DNA testing in crime investigation.

Challenge

Women Pioneers in Medicine
Summary: Recounts brief biographies of five women doctors and scientists.

STUDENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 1

Plant Classification
The authors explain how scientists classify plants.
Classifying Mammals
A look at how mammals are grouped together.

CHAPTER 2

How Do We Know the Nature of the Cell?
A look at how scientists learn about cells.
Cells and Systems
Cells of plant and animal life are explained and compared.

CHAPTER 3

Genes and DNA
The function of genes, modern genetics, forensics, and cloning are presented.

CHAPTER 4

Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth
The coelacanth is an incredible scientific find.
Digging for Bird Dinosaurs
A specialist discovers clues that one group of dinosaurs could be the ancestors of birds.