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Science Reading Passages

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

(31) Results for Science Reading Passages

Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones: A World of Difference

by RV staff writer JCH

What's the difference in a hurricane, a typhoon, and...

637 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Project Mercury: The First Americans in Space

Students will read a passage about Project Mercury and learn about the Space Race and America’s first human spaceflight program...

519 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Mercury 13: Paving the Way for Women in Space

Students will read a passage about the Mercury 13 and learn about the women who dreamed of being America’s first female astrona...

453 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Threatened!

Students will read a passage about loggerhead sea turtles and learn about the threats they face in the ocean and on land. Stude...

447 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Extermination of the American Bison

by William Temple Hornaday

William Temple Hornaday was a zoologist and conserva...

659 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Fruit or Vegetable? How to Tell the Difference

by Elizabeth Trach

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Scientists have ...

302 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Fact and Opinion, Summary

The Mystery Mammal

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Following a set of clues from her teacher about a m...

631 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, Summary

Orangutans: Forest Friends in Need

Students will read a passage about orangutans and learn about the threat to their rainforest home. They will then answer questi...

421 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Mountain Gorillas: Going, Going, Almost Gone

Students will read a passage about mountain gorillas and learn about their status as a critically endangered species. Students ...

424 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Dr. Dian Fossey: Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist

Students will read a passage about Dr. Dian Fossey and learn about her extensive efforts to study and protect the critically en...

814 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Summary