This story is set in a future where technology meets almost all human needs.
Earth is full of a variety of living things that interact with one another in many different ways. This informational text explains the various different types of relationships they can have with one
There are a lot of different types of living things. By grouping living things based on their similarities, it is easier to determine how they work in and contribute to the world. This article explore
In this informational text, the author describes what rockets are and how they operate, as well as the important role they play in helping scientists explore space.
The following article is a production of National Public Radio (NPR), written by Julie McCarthy. Life without electricity may seem impossible to imagine, but for millions of people around the world it
John P. Curtin (1967-2012) was a writing professor at DePaul University. He also led bike tours in Seattle, and on one trip he crashed and broke his neck, leaving him paralyzed. He wrote the following
This informational text explores what makes up the planet Earth, how it supports life, and its movement within the solar system.
This informational text explains how different genes, or instructions for how we look, are stronger than others. It explains how gene types, or alleles, can be dominant (strong) or recessive (weak), a
Depending on where you live, you may have experienced the effects of an earthquake first hand. But what causes these tremors in the earth? In this informational text, Jessica McBirney explores the cau
Katherine Johnson (1918- ) is an African American physicist and mathematician who worked at NASA during the early years of the space program. In this biography, the NASA Science Team describes Johnson
Honeybees are an important part of Earth’s ecosystem—they pollinate plants, which produce food. Over the past ten years, researchers have been trying to figure out why so many honeybee colonies are co
Tectonic plates play an important role in shaping the surface of the Earth and our experience on it. This informational text goes into detail about what tectonic plates are and their different types o
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This informational text explains cells and their role in biology. It also explains how one cell can change, divide, and become a whole body with many different kinds of cells.
When plastic was invented at the turn of 20th century, it was lauded as a miraculous new material that could be used to create innumerable products. Few could have recognized the impact that plastic w
Dr. James Roberts is marketing professor and the author of a study about cell phone addiction that appeared in the August 2014 Journal of Behavioral Addictions. Here, Kathiann Kowalski of Science News
This informational text gives a brief overview of the causes and effects of Treacher Collins syndrome, the same condition that Auggie, the protagonist of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, has.
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