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The Elephant Scientist Discussion & Activity Guide with Common Core Connections

The Elephant Scientist traces scientist Caitlin O'Connell's careful research process that led to a ground-breaking discovery about elephant communication: they feel messages with their trunks and with their feet! This informational text introduces readers to the subspecies of African and Asian elephants through fascinating facts and photographs. Use the Common Core-aligned discussion questions and activities in this guide to prepare students for reading nonfiction, encourage critical thinking, develop research skills, and apply and extend students' scientific knowledge.
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