Habitats and Change: CKSci Student Reader
Habitats and Change introduces Grade 3 students to real-world examples and fundamental concepts that will be explored in greater depth in later grades. Students learn about the observable effects of change that affect habitats, describe and predict patterns of changes, and explore possible solutions to harmful changes to habitats. In this Reader, students learn one of the guiding principles in biology that helps account for the amazing diversity of life forms on Earth: living things look and behave as they do because they are adapted to their environments.
Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. For each reader, a Teacher Guide is available separately. All materials may be downloaded and previewed in their entirety.
About This Book
Habitats and Change introduces Grade 3 students to real-world examples and fundamental concepts that will be explored in greater depth in later grades. Students will learn about the observable effects of change affecting habitats, describe and predict patterns of changes, and explore possible solutions to harmful changes to habitats.
When reading Habitats and Change, students become aware that a fire, a flood, rising temperatures, or the arrival of a new predator can change a habitat. When change occurs, organisms may find that adaptations are no longer helpful. Some members of a population may die. Environmental change may also allow new organisms to thrive. Evidence from the past supports the idea that living things adapt to changes in their environment. The fossil record shows that species that lived for millions of years went extinct when some aspect of the environment changed, and their traits no longer allowed them to survive while other organisms managed to survive.
- Teacher Guide: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments
Preview the Book
Download this CKSci Student Reader in its entirety in PDF form.
Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) is a comprehensive program covering life science, earth and space science, physical science, and engineering design practices.
CKSci Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKSci Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).
Using CKSci in the Classroom
- For Language Arts: You can also use CKSci to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. Reading in the sciences provides background content knowledge that aids in reading across all disciplines.
CKSci Retail Prices
- Habitats and Change Homeschool Set:
1 Student Reader
1 Teacher Guide
- Habitats and Change Classroom Set:
25 Student Readers
1 Teacher Guide
6.7 in. W x 9.6 in. H