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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

Amur Tigers: Big Cats in Crisis

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, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, 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, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, 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, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Machines Like Us

by Staff Writer

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

635 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, 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 - 410L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, 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, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, 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, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Summary

A Farmer's Friend

by Staff Writer

Earthworms might be considered the unsung heroes of ...

234 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, 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, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, 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, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary