8 Experimental Design Reading Passage Sets
Get them ready for the Science Fair.
Each set includes one passage written on three levels.
Passages are marked H, M, L (high, medium, low) in small print on the bottom of the page.
Passages are written in full page format with large font for annotating text in centers or guided reading as well as half page format for use in interactive science notebooks.
GO GREEN! Place passages in page protectors for annotating with dry erase in centers.
Answer key is included.
testable, measurable, hypothesis,control group, test group, variables, procedures, data, bar graph, line graph, pie chart, results, conclusion, application
Scientists Ask Testable QuestionsForm a HypothesisLimiting VariablesControl GroupWriting ProceduresDataResults and ConclusionsApplicationExperimental Design BUNDLESpace
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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Nature of Science
SC.3.N.1.1, SC.3.N.1.3, SC.3.N.1.5, SC.4.N.1.1, SC.5.N.1.1, SC.5.N.1.4