Halloween Science: The Science of Pumpkins
Learn about the history of the pumpkin and Jack-O-Lantern. Learn that the pumpkin skin has been found to be a great antibiotic that could give scientists new tools in fighting disease. Learn that pumpkins pull harmful pollutants out of the ground and can be used to clean up hazardous waste sites.
This Halloween Science informational text comes in two levels for easy differentiation.
The Common Core in Math and Language Arts as well as the Next Generation Science Standards calls for a large increase in non-fiction reading and analysis.
This products addresses Informational Text analysis in the Common Core.
This article of Science by the Week provides teachers with an incredibly easy way to provide students with practice by reading true, current, and interesting science articles.
1. Each article runs on one side of one piece of paper for easy printing.
2. The back of each article contains analysis questions that require students to think.
3. An answer key is given for each article.
These articles have been tested and used by thousands of students in major school districts. They were designed to be given Monday of each week and then discussed in class on Friday but can be used in many different ways.