LITERATURE FOR SCIENCE...any ideas?

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  1. Jess90102

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    I teach 6th grade in a self-contained classroom, and I am trying to make more connections between the science curriculum and Language Arts....Does anyone know any good 6th grade books (fiction or non-fiction) for the following topics:

    Rocks, Minerals, landforms, Earth's plates

    Ecosystems, Adaptations, Classification of Animals, Photosynthesis

    Atoms, Elements, Compounds, Solutions, Heat/ Light energy

    Substance Abuse, Mental/Social Health, Nutrition, Immune System.

    Thanks so much!!!:)
     
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    Basic Intro Greek and Roman mythology can't be studied without studying science, and vice versa.
     
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    This might be of some help

    When I need to find books on level/topic I go to bookwizard.scholastic.com and use the quick search. They go by grade level, lexile, DRA, and guided reading. I think a lot of your topics would be too specific for this, but I think the broader ones would be fine.
     
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    I am also looking for ideas. I teach 6th grade LA and the science teacher and I want to do an interdisciplinary unit next year.
     
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    Hoot by Carl Hiassen has quite a few life science concepts contained within it. I read it with my fifth grade level reading. They found it a little hard but sixth graders would love it.
     
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    Jean Craighead George writes a lot of books with good scientific background. My Side of the Mountain has tons of science in it as the main character is living in the wilderness alone. Gary Paulsen's survival books might be another place to look.
     
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    Hey!
    I taught 6th grade science for two years (just got transferred to kindergarten)

    With my ecosystems unit - I bought a class set of the book Hoot. We read it in class for bellwork time. After we read the book, we dissected owl pellets!! It was a continuation of ecosystems, food chains, etc.
     
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    No Place Like Periwinkle is part of a series of books. The main character explores science topics (oceans for ex.) and dilemmas involving science fair projects.The Big Wave follows children stuck in a hotel during a tsunami without their parents. The author uses the term "tidal wave" once but otherwise, I really like this one.
    Quake! Disaster in San francisco 1906 is a historical fiction novel with a boy as the main character who experiences the quake.
    Rocket Boys is a great space novel but is a little mature for 6th grade readers.
    I use the movie "Nim's Island" but I haven't used the book.
    We study space, Earth changes, and oceanography.
     
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    I use Science Studies Weekly to supplement our text. It is in a newspaper format geared toward Utah Science Standards. They have them for many different states.

    I also have the US History newspaper.

    I looked up MA science 6th grade.

    http://www.studiesweekly.com/results.php?state=MA&grade=6
     

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