They Changed The World

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They Changed The World contains biographies of Galileo Galilei, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, and Mario Molina, and explains how their discoveries changed the world.
Features of the Book – Biographies, – Historical information and photographs, – Time indicators – Soon after; Over several weeks; After a while, – Information about scientific practice, – Theme of overcoming obstacles, – Specialised vocabulary – telescope, conductor, lightning rod, uranium, radium, Purpose They Changed the World! can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – recognising the features of a biography, – making inferences and supporting them with evidence from the text, – identifying common prefixes, – summarising information, – identifying the ways in which scientists’ work affects our lives.

Themes covered in this book are: History, Invention, Physical science, Careers

Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)

AuthorDavid Hill

SeriesSkyrider Investigations

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level23

GenreBiography/Autobiography | Report

Theme/TopicCareers | History | Invention | Physical Science

Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making inferences | Summarising | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32