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Delta Science Readers You & Your Body Collection

In the Delta Science Collection You and Your Body, students read about how cells—the body’s building blocks—make up tissues, organs, and organ systems. Then students explore some of the body’s main systems— skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous. The book also touches briefly on the endocrine, immune, reproductive, and excretory systems. Biographies of two medical pioneers, Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, are included. The book concludes with a look at how reflexes work.

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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