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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Gardening

Is there anything more fascinating that putting a tiny seed into a dirt hole and watching it turn into a flower or tree or plan...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Stormy Weather

Tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, blizzards -- weather affects us all in some way or another. This reading set focuses on the mo...

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Exploring Space

Space is considered the last great frontier. Since the beginning of time, humans have looked up with wonder at the stars, moon,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Species in Danger

In 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed over 9,000 plant and animal species as either critica...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Conservation

We’ve only one planet to live on, so the preservation of natural resources for our children and grandchildren is up to us. This...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 20 Passages

Bats in Peril

Students will read a passage about bats and learn about the key role they play in various ecosystems. They will also learn abou...

532 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

America’s First Laboratory in Space

Students will read a passage about Skylab and learn about the three astronaut crews who lived and worked inside the space stati...

506 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

Project Gemini: Stepping Stone to the Moon

Students will read a passage about Project Gemini and learn about America’s first spacewalk and first space docking maneuver. S...

467 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Main / Central Idea

Here’s the Spin on Tornadoes

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Tornadoes are a destructive force of nature. This pa...

495 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues and Summary