Cell Scientists Discovering How Cells Work is an expository nonfiction text that explores different cell scientist and their work, such as Robert Hooke, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Hans Adolf Krebs, the Cori’s, and Rita Levi-Montalcini. The text includes a section on cell biologist Elaine Fuchs. Readers gain information from text and graphics. Multiple scientists and their work are highlighted in the text. A two-page experiment written in third person procedural language invites students to make their own simple light microscope to see how early biologists examined their specimens.
Cell Scientists Discovering How Cells Work is divided into sections. A range of illustrations are used which add information and support the reader’s interpretation of the text, including labeled photos. Many fact boxes and sidebars are used to provide students with additional learning opportunities. Periods, commas, quotations marks, exclamation marks, and question marks are used. A table of contents, a glossary, and an index support the reader.
Sentences vary in the placement of the subject, verb, adjectives, and adverbs. Some complex sentences have a variety in the order of clauses. A full range of plurals, contractions, possessives, and compound words are used. Sentences contain connectives, prepositional phrases, verbs with inflection endings, and base words with affixes. Many multi-syllable words are used, with some that are scientific. Glossary words are bold faced throughout the text.
This title is from the Science Readers series from Teacher Created Materials. Build literacy skills and science content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately levelled information texts.
Invoice Title: CELL SCIENTISTS