Sunlight Science

The Sunlight Science e-book engages readers through an interactive story that features a family outing at the beach. Learners investigate, along with the characters, the phenomenon of sunlight heating sand, rocks, water, and other surfaces. Readers also explore how objects can block the sunlight resulting in shady, cooler areas. Interactive elements and questions guide readers to explore the cause and effect of sunlight on different surfaces, as well as how blocking the Sun creates shade and cooler areas.

In order to survive in an environment, organisms have many different physical characteristics that help regulate their temperature, move, find food, and protect themselves. The students’ first analyze data from a case study on the peppered moth, learning about how organisms are adapted to their environment and how a change can affect their ability to survive. Students then explore physical adaptations from feet to teeth to color in order to develop an argument from evidence as to why an organism can survive well in one environment and less well in another.

These e-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos, and interactive simulations.

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