Earth Science Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Bundle
~These ready-to-use pages are an effective way to provide your students with regular science practice. They can be used with teacher support while your students are learning the topic and independently once they have mastered the basics.
Common Core State Standards: Rl.3.1, Rl.3.3, Rl.3.4, Rl.3.7, Rl.3.10, Rl.4.1, Rl.4.3, Rl.4.4, Rl.4.7, Rl.4.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10.
This product includes a range of topics for Earth Science.
Part 1 - Properties of Earth Materials
Lesson 1: Earth materials are solid rocks and soils, water, and the gases of the atmosphere.
Lessons 2-5: The varied materials have different physical and chemical properties, which make them useful in different ways. For example, as building materials, as sources of fuel, or for growing the plants we use as food.
Lesson 5: Soils have properties of color and texture, capacity to retain water and the ability to support the growth of many kinds of plants, including those in our food supply.
Part 2 - Changes in the Earth and Sky
Lessons 1-2: The surface of the earth changes. Some changes are due to slow processes such as erosion or weathering, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
Lessons 3-4: Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.
Lesson 5: Objects in the sky have patterns of movement. The sun, for example, appears to move across the sky in the same way every day, but its path changes slowly over the seasons. The moon moves across the sky on a daily basis much like the sun. The observable shape of the moon changes from day to day in a cycle that lasts about a month.
Part 3 - Objects in the Sky
Lesson 1: The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.
Lesson 2: The sun provides the light and heat necessary to maintain the temperature of the earth.
Includes 13 Lessons on 65 Pages with Full Answer Keys.