From Thistle Burrs to... Velcro

From Thistle Burrs to... Velcro

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805810

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Description

Learn how thistle burrs inspired the invention of Velcro.

Reading Level
Lexile
930L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
5.9
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Science Other
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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