DNA

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797593

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Description

All life starts with a set of instructions that can turn basic cells into hearts, tails, flower petals, or toenails. DNA is the amazing code of life that is found in every organism. Through colorful photos, diagrams, and text, you can learn how DNA is passed from cell to cell, controlling growth and change in all living things. Find out how we can use the properties of DNA to save endangered animals and even to catch criminals!

Reading Level
Lexile
921L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
U
ATOS
6.0
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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