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Delta Science Readers: Using Your Senses

In the Delta Science Reader Using Your Senses, students read how our five senses—sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste—take information from our surroundings and transmit it to the brain. The book also describes some of the ways a veterinarian uses her senses in her work. In addition, students explore the communication systems of Braille and American Sign Language.

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