What Makes Them Special?

What Makes Them Special?

Interactive eBook+
Lexile 550L LS1-1
Stock Number PEY010

As Lisa, DJ, and José explore various plants and animals, they realize that what makes each plant or animal special might also be used to come up with solutions to human problems.

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    No matter where you live, you see plants and animals everywhere. But why are they all different? The What Makes Them Special? ebook provides the opportunity for students to be both scientists and engineers while learning about structures and functions of animals and plants that live in their community. Being a scientist means students will learn different structures, or features, that plants and animals have. They will also learn how those plants and animals use their structures to grow and survive. When students put on their engineering hat, they will think about the structure and function of a plant or animal and then suggest ways it could help humans solve a problem. Students will explore with Lisa, DJ, and José how nature has provided us with many solutions to human problems. As the three of them explore a backyard, they engage students in discovering, discussing, and deciding with them: What special features of plants and animals can inspire solutions to human problems?
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