Before You Read

• Chapter Opener Science is occurring all around you, and the opening photo of each chapter will preview the science you will be learning about. The Chapter Preview will give you an idea of what you will be learning about, and you can try the Launch Lab to help get your brain headed in the right direction. The Foldables exercise is a fun way to keep you organized.

• Section Opener Chapters are divided into two to four sections. The As You Read in the margin of the first page of each section will let you know what is most important in the section. It is divided into four parts. What You'll Learn will tell you the major topics you will be covering. Why It's Important will remind you why you are studying this in the first place! The Review Vocabulary word is a word you already know, either from your science studies or your prior knowledge. The New Vocabulary words are words that you need to learn to understand this section. These words will be in boldfaced print and highlighted in the section. Make a note to yourself to recognize these words as you are reading the section.

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