Science Reading Passages

Writings dealing with science are nonfiction works that explore the natural world. These writings explain a principle, theory, or phenomenon.

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Amur Tigers: Big Cats in Crises

Students will read a passage about Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, and learn about their status as an endangered sp...

427 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

Blue Whales: Saving the Giants of the Ocean

Students will read a passage about blue whales and threats they face in their ocean environment. They will then answer question...

396 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

Rachel Carson, Environmentalist

Nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote the highly controversial book, “Silent Spring.” The book had the chemica...

439 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

Machines Like Us

by Staff Writer

Students will read a passage about robotics and the ...

635 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Children will learn about how plants grow from a seed to a flowering plant. Children will answer questions about details, seque...

224 Words, K-1st Grades, 0 - 490L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, and Story Elements

Earworm

Earworm is not a worm that lives in an ear; it is what happens when a song gets stuck in your head. Students will read a passag...

357 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Main / Central Idea and Summary

Telephones Past and Present

Students will read a passage about the history of the telephone. Then students will answer questions about details, cause and e...

484 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 800L - 990L, Compare and Contrast and Summary

A Farmer's Friend

by Staff Writer

Earthworms might be considered the unsung heroes of ...

234 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 500L - 790L, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, and Summary

Dining in Space

Besides the obvious aeronautical engineering problems to work out, scientists who worked with manned space exploration also had...

496 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Compare and Contrast and Summary

From Tree to You

Students will read a nonfiction passage to learn where oranges come from and the process of turning oranges into juice. Student...

223 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 0 - 490L, Main / Central Idea and Summary