Key Discoveries in Life Science

From the Series Science Discovery Timelines

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

How did our knowledge of cells, heredity, evolution, ecosystems, and photosynthesis develop? Who first studied these concepts and why? And who used those early theories to expand and change our understanding? Readers will trace the history of key discoveries in life 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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-6250-2
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, 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 9.5
BISACS JNF051170, JNF061010, JNF051050
Dewey 570.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1060
Guided Reading Level Z
ATOS Reading Level 7.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 171405
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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Author: Christine Zuchora-Walske

Christine Zuchora-Walske grew up—and eventually settled down—in Minneapolis. But as a young adult, she spent some time gallivanting elsewhere, including the University of Notre Dame, London, the University of Denver, and a small town in the cornfields of Illinois. Along the way she discovered a love for reading, writing, and inquiry—and a desire to make a career of those activities. For almost twenty years now, Christine has been writing and editing books and magazine articles for children and their parents. She began as an editor with the Cricket family of children's magazines. She ventured to the Lerner Group next, and then Meadowbrook Press. After having two children, she became a freelance editor and writer. Christine's author credits are many and varied. They include crafts and puzzles; a monthly column in which she impersonated a praying mantis; natural science titles for beginning readers; books exploring countries around the world; a debate on the pros and cons of Internet censorship; and books on pregnancy and parenting. Christine has also edited hundreds of articles and books in many genres and for all ages. Christine is especially fond of science and history. But she loves all kinds of knowledge and literature. She never tires of learning new things, and she gets a kick out of trading knowledge with others.

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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 →