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STC Literacy Series™: Food Chemistry

$133.95 - $349.99

Grades 3–5. Food delivers the energy we need to stay healthy. It provides the body with the nutrients it needs to grow. Without food, all the different processes in your body would stop working. In Food Chemistry, part of the STC Literacy Series™, students look at food in all its flavors and components. From the food you eat every day to the special meals prepared for astronauts, children explore what food is made of and what kinds are best to eat.

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Let students discover how food influences our health.

Grades 3–5. Through engaging reading selections, children learn how fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins, allow their bodies to function properly. Students investigate the interaction between food and the body through digestion. One story discusses what astronauts eat while they spend long stretches of time in space, why astronauts' food is packaged as it is, and how the space program has influenced our daily diet. The book also includes healthy seafood recipes collected and published by the Smithsonian scientists.

Developed to enhance the teaching of the Science and Technology Concepts™ (STC™) unit, the STC Literacy Series™ Food Chemistry reader supports inquiry-based science lessons with engaging informational text. The content gives students a natural transition from hands-on investigations, builds background knowledge to reinforce conceptual learning, and lets students apply relevant nonfiction to their own real-world experiences. Questions provided throughout the book encourage critical thinking and allow children to be actively involved in their learning.

Educational studies show that children are more likely to engage in a reading exercise when the literature is related to a recent hands-on activity. This is exactly how the STC Program™ works. Included in every STC-Elementary™ kit, the STC Literacy Series™ helps improve reading comprehension, and supports the following Common Core Standards:

  • RI.1-3
  • RI.4-6
  • RI.7-9

Food Chemistry paper version (item #972996) comes as a pack of 8 readers. Food Chemistry electronic version (item #972996E32) allows 32 students per year to have access to the text for 60 months.




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