Into the Soil introduces the topic of soil through a series of fun riddles. The book invites students to wonder about the ubiquitous substance that covers the Earth and to consider soil's functions. The book shows how soil helps all living things survive and introduces the ideas that: soil is all around us, many organisms live in the soil, and plants, animals, and people need the nutrients in soil in order to survive. Into the Soil provides an invitation to the Soil Habitats unit and depicts the important role of soil in our lives.
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Our award-winning student books support, rather than eclipse, firsthand discovery and science inquiry. While conveying sophisticated science ideas, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading books are designed to be accessible to a range of learners.
Our award-winning student books support, rather than eclipse, firsthand discovery and science inquiry. Books play a variety of roles in our units: for example, they set the context for firsthand investigation, model scientific processes, and provide opportunities for making sense of data. While conveying sophisticated science ideas, the books are designed to be accessible. Vocabulary is carefully controlled in the books; extraneous hard words are strictly limited, and readers are given multiple opportunities to encounter and learn key vocabulary.