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Teens: Literary Science Sparks

About Literary Science Sparks

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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.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 6 (Living Things)

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Determine a theme or central idea, cite textual evidence to support analysis, and recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 7 (Ecology/Engineering)

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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.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 8 (Solar System/Space)

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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.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 9 (Earth Science)

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Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis, determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text, and identify natural geological processes that change the land and water in Florida.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 10 (Biology)

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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.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 11 (Chemistry)

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Determine the central ideas or conclusions, explore the scientific theory of atoms, and relate properties of atoms and their position in the periodic table to the arrangement of their electrons.

Literary Science Sparks: Grade 12 (Physics)

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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.

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