Earth Movements

In the Delta Science Reader Earth Movements, students read about Earth’s layers and landforms and the forces that shape Earth’s surface. They learn how moving plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, and erosion change Earth. They also read about seismologists—scientists who study earthquakes—and about Charles Richter, the creator of the Richter scale for ranking the strength of earthquakes. Finally, students learn about the rock cycle.

Delta Science Readers are 16-page nonfiction books for students with informative, engaging full-color photos and graphics that present key science concepts and vocabulary.

  • Promote reading in the content area.
  • Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.
  • Support and extend the experiences and content of hands-on activities.
  • Help students develop informational literacy skills.
  • Promote scientific inquiry.
  • Makes a great homeschool resource!

Each reader has three main sections:

  1. Think About...
    key information about the unit topic
  2. People in Science
    historical biographies, careers in science
  3. Did You Know?
    high-interest articles or selections