Plant and Animal Populations

In the Delta Science Reader Plant and Animal Populations, students read about different habitats where plant and animal populations live. They learn about what plants and animals need to survive and how adaptations help organisms live in their environments. Students find out about communities and how living and nonliving things interact in an ecosystem. They also learn about predators and prey and explore the concept of a food chain. In a People in Science reading, students are introduced to park naturalists. Finally, they discover how animals become endangered or extinct.

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

Student Readers 8 1/2" x 10 7/8", 16 pages