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How Things Work
Theme Unit


Make a Daily How Things Work Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily How Things Work Activity Lesson Plan Book


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     How Termites Eat Wood (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)

Short Readers
     How Do We Get Salt? (Short Reader; Grades 2-3 Readability)
     How Are Ocean Waves Made? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     How Does Soap Make Bubbles? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     How Does a Vacuum Cleaner Work? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What Causes Monsoons? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Rubik's Magic Cube (Short Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     How Does a Kite Fly? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     How Does Sonar Work? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     How Does Aspirin Work? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     How Do 3D Glasses Work? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     How Ocean Waves Move (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     How Windmills Work (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     It Glows in the Dark! (Short Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     How Ketchup is Made, Then and Now (Short Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     How Do Submarines Work? (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     How Do Telescopes Work? (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Morse's Code (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     What Causes a Sonic Boom? (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     How Do Solar Panels Work? (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     How Is Tabasco Sauce Made? (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     How Does a Seismograph Work? (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)
     How Do Microwaves Work? (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)


Book Units
    On the Dog (Andrew Lost #1) (Grades 1-3)
    The Day-Glo Brothers (Grades 3-5)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Twinkle, Twinkle (Grade 1)

Living Things
     How Do Frogs Croak? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Jellyfish Move? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Bees Make Honey? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Bears Hibernate? (Grades 5-8)
     How Do Guide Dogs Do Their Job? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Coral Reefs Form? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Fish Swim in Schools? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Electric Eels Produce Electricity? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Penguins Survive the Cold? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Ants Build Colonies? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Spiders Spin Their Webs? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Poison Ivy Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Venus Flytrap Trap Flies? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Cactus Survive? (Grades 6-8)

Health
     How Does a Cast Work to Heal a Broken Bone? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Allergies Work? (Grades 6-8)

Medical Equipment
     How Do X-Rays Work? (Grades 3-6)
     How Stethoscopes Work (Grades 3-6)
     How Do Pacemakers Work? (Grades 5-8)

Home Appliances
     How Do Toasters Work? (Grades 3-5)
     How Do Dishwashers Work? (Grades 5-6)
     How Does a Refrigerator Work? (Grades 5-8)
     How Does a TV Work? (Grades 5-8)
     How Do Washers and Dryers Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Sewing Machine Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Microwave Oven Work? (Grades 7-9)

Energy
     How Does Geothermal Energy Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Hydroelectric Dams Work? (Grades 4-7)
     How Do Solar Cells Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Geothermal Power Plants Make Electricity? (Grades 6-8)

Weather
     How Does a Tornado Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Hurricane Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Nor'easter Work? (Grades 6-8)

Transportation
     Bicycles: Riding Out In The Open (Grades 3-4)
     How Do Airplanes Work? (Grades 3-6)
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How a Bicycle Works (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Cable Car Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Your Boat Float? (Grades 6-8)
     Hybrid Cars (Grades 6-8)
     What Makes a Plane Fly? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Canoe Work? (Grades 6-8)

Musical Instruments
     Electric Guitar (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Piano Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Trombone Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Steel Drums Work? (Grades 6-8)

Sports and Games
     How to Play Checkers (Grades 6-8)
     How to Play Chess (Grades 6-8)
     How to Play Chess (Grades 6-8)
     Water Skis (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Surfboard Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Parasail Work? (Grades 6-8)

Art
     How Books are Made (Grades 5-6)
     How Does Paint Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Crayons, Paint, and Markers Work? (Grades 6-8)

Food
     Where Does Honey Come From? (Grades 2-4)
     What Makes Popcorn Pop? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Baking Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Is Cereal Made? (Grades 6-8)

Space and Stars
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights (Grades 6-8)
     The Geminids Meteor Shower (Grades 6-8)

Miscellaneous
     How Does Soap Work? (Grades 1-4)
     Fireworks (Grades 3-5)
     How Do Airbags Work? (Grades 3-6)
     How Do Zippers Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Light Bulbs Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How Does a TV Remote Control Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Smoke Detectors Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Spray Cans Work? (Grades 4-6)
     How Vaccines Work (Grades 4-8)
     How Do Barcodes Work? (Grades 4-8)
     How Do Thermometers Work? (Grades 5-6)
     How Do Batteries Work? (Grades 5-8)
     How Does a Radar Gun Work? (Grades 5-8)
     How Does GPS Work? (Grades 5-8)
     How Do Magnets Work? (Grades 5-8)
     The Heat Meter (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Twisty Light Bulbs Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Is Paper Recycled? (Grades 6-8)
     How Infrared Works (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Sunscreen Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Eyeglasses Work (Grades 6-8)
     Gravity (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Camera Take Pictures? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does an Escalator Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Submarine Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Zamboni Work? (Grades 6-8)
     Skywriting (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Traffic Camera Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Cell Phone Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Vending Machine Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Laundry Detergent Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Kite Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does Super Glue Work? (Grades 6-8)
     Locks (Grades 6-8)
     How an Electric Generator Works (Grades 9-10)


Books
            Pop! Pop! Popcorn! (Grades 3-4)
            Autumn's Changing Colors (Grades 3-5)
            Autumn's Changing Colors (Grades 3-5)
            Your Eyes (Grades 5-6)
            How a Bicycle Works (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 6)


Leveled Reading Books
        Stan Can

        Chet's Children

        The Thrifty Tailor



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