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Delta Science Readers Soil Science Collection

In the Delta Science Reader Soil Science, students read about the composition and characteristics of different types of soil. They learn about the effects of weathering and erosion in producing and changing soil. They find out about ways that people both harm and protect this vital natural resource. Students also read about soil scientists and their work. Finally, students learn how earthworms keep soils rich and productive.

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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