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Delta Science Readers: Classroom Plants

In the Delta Science Reader Classroom Plants, students are introduced to the world of plants. Students observe the similarities and differences between plants and animals and compare different types of plants. They find out about the functions of plant parts and explore what a plant needs to grow. Students learn about plants’ life cycles and methods of reproduction. Students meet George Washington Carver, a plant scientist who discovered many new uses for peanut plants. Finally, students read about hydroponics, growing plants in water.

Delta Science Readers are 16-page nonfiction books for students with informative, engaging full-color photos and graphics that present key science concepts and vocabulary.

  • Promote reading in the content area.
  • Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.
  • Support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities.
  • Help students develop informational literacy skills.
  • Promote scientific inquiry.
  • Makes a great homeschool resource!

Each reader has three main sections:

  1. Think About...
    key information about the unit topic
  2. People in Science
    historical biographies, careers in science
  3. Did You Know?
    high-interest articles or selections