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Delta Science Readers Rocks & Minerals Collection

In the Delta Science Collection Rocks and Minerals, students read about the types, properties, and uses of various rocks and minerals. They learn how a mineral’s properties help with its identification. They also read about a pioneering geologist—Florence Bascom—and her contributions to the field of geology. Finally, students learn about fossils.

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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