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Delta Science Readers Earth Movements Collection

In the Delta Science Collection Earth Movements, students read about Earth’s layers and landforms and the forces that shape Earth’s surface. They learn how moving plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, and erosion change Earth. They also read about seismologists—scientists who study earthquakes—and about Charles Richter, the creator of the Richter scale for ranking the strength of earthquakes. Finally, students learn about the rock cycle.

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.

Using science material they promote reading in the specific content area. Readers present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests and support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities. They also help students develop informational literacy skills while promoting scientific inquiry.

Each reader has three main sections:

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