Smithsonian Informational Text: Animals & Ecosystems 9-Book Set Grades 3-5

  • Grade: 3-5
  • Guided Reading Level: Q-V
  • Interest Level: 2-7
  • Item: 106131
  • ISBN: 9781643356174
  • Language: English

What steps are required to plan and create a butterfly exhibit? How is organic farming better for the planet than traditional farming? Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this 9-book set devoted to animals and ecosystems builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation.

The hands-on STEAM challenges are ideal for makerspace activities and guide students through each stage of the engineering design process. The real-world examples give students insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems.

Each book highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Students will make STEAM career connections through career advice from Smithsonian employees. With dynamic images and intriguing text features to enhance the reading experience, this set will engage students' minds and imaginations! This set includes (titles may vary) (titles may be substituted):

  • Raising Clouded Leopards
  • Amphibian Rescue
  • Restoring Muddy Creek
  • Designing Butterfly Exhibits
  • Organic Farming
  • Saving the Arctic
  • Saving a Species
  • Life in a Cube
  • Saving Migratory Birds