Literary Science Sparks was created to address the needs of students to read both literary and informational texts, and to assist science teachers by providing ideas for standards driven, cost effective classroom activities.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence, use supporting evidence to summarize central ideas, demonstrate an understanding of the engineering process, and describe the experimental method as it is applied to design.
Determine the theme, evaluate the claim or argument, compare conditions on other planets in the Solar System to those on Earth, and recognize a technology tool created for space and adapted for personal use.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text, recognize that a substance called DNA carries genetic information in all organisms, and recognize that all organisms have a substance called DNA with unique information.
Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, synthesize information from a range of sources, recognize that objects travel at different speeds, identify the speed and direction of a moving object, identify the source of the force moving an object, and analyze the motion of an object.