Science is always helping us better understand the universe. There are many cool things that many of us just do not know. Did you know that fleas have super powers (not really, but it seems like that). If we had the jumping power of fleas, they would need to raise the basketball hoop about 750 feet. A six foot person could easily jump about 760 feet. Did you know that only 1 percent of the water on Earth is drinkable? 97 percent of the water on earth is salt water. The remaining 2 percent is frozen. Another strange one, male seahorses actually give birth to their young.
All of these science reading worksheets focus on content. They are open reading passages that can be used for a wide range of purposes and that is up to you the teacher. We built this section of worksheets based on the request by the Riverdale Teachers Association. They wanted free range reading passages to be able to use with the Reading in the Content Area classes. One great skill that many teachers apply to this is to have students write questions of their own based on the passage in order to assess comprehension. This is not only a great critical thinking activity, but a solid writing activity. Let us know how you are using these with your classes. The passages range in target reader levels from grade three to grade eight. A great idea is to have students create question sheets to go along with each passage. An answer key for bonus points too.