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Delta Science Readers Oceans Collection

In the Delta Science Collection Oceans, students explore the ocean, the great body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of Earth’s surface. They learn about the composition of ocean water, features of the ocean floor, how ocean waters move, and how oceans affect weather and climate. They find out about the many resources the ocean provides. They also read about marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle and undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Finally, students learn about deep-ocean exploration.

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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