Key Discoveries in Physical Science

From the Series Science Discovery Timelines

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

How did our knowledge of matter, gravity, and electricity develop over time? Who first studied these concepts and why? And who used those early findings to expand and even change our understanding? Readers will trace the history of key discoveries in physical science as they investigate timelines and gather key details from the text. In doing so, students will make connections between the work of various scientists and analyze the long-term effects of their discoveries.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Science
Category STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051140, JNF051170, JNF061010
Dewey 500.209
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1010
Guided Reading Level Z
ATOS Reading Level 7.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 170517
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, Websites, and eSource


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Science Discovery Timelines

Trace the history of significant scientific discoveries through a visual timeline of events and supporting text. Each chapter tells an intriguing story of how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers, showcasing how smaller findings can lead up to major discoveries, perhaps even… View available downloads →