Creepy Crawly Slime Molds

From the Series Tell Me More! Science

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Some look like dog vomit. Others pretend to be mushrooms. There’s even one that grows in the shape of a pretzel. They are creepy, crawly, colorful slime molds and they are living in a backyard, park, or forest near you! These unusual living things ooze over dead leaves and old wood feeding on these substances and acting as one of nature’s clean-up crews. And even though a blob of slime mold has no brain, it spreads out tendrils that work as a team telling each other when they find some food. Kids will love discovering all about the lives and life cycles of these real-life, living blobs of slime! After reading, put your knowledge to the test with a simple science project.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003000, JNF051150, JNF051050
Dewey 579.52
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 511380
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Activities, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.