This piece of complex text (750L) supports the science concept of electricty and electrical circuits. A great addition to the reading block to make a science/ELA integration possible. Comes complete with ELA-style questions.
SC.5.P.10.4 Investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound energy, as well as the energy of motion.
SC.5.P.11.1 Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop).
SC.5.P.11.2 Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.