Cover language arts AND science with this content specific passage! The passage explores the importance of data, what constitutes good scientific data, and the difference between qualitative and quantitative data. Students can interact with the text in several ways; you choose how and how much. Here is what's included:
Use one sheet to focus on a specific skill or use as a packet for self-guided close-reading. Either way, this passage will engage students and maximize instruction.
Upper 4th to 5th grade grade reading level, but appropriate for other grades, including middle school and beyond.
Keywords: data, qualitative data, quantitative data, scientific investigation, science, scientific method, experiment, data analysis, scientists, classification, classifying, main idea, supporting details, text structure, questioning, graphic organizers, fact and opinion, word study