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.
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.