A nine page study of the ancient Persian New Year, Nowruz, which falls on the Vernal Equinox. A four page description of the history and traditions of the celebration is followed by multiple choice and short answer question sets, as well as a 27 word glossary.
"That's not a wasp! It's a friendly little bee!" A 1 page realistic fiction story about a boy who can't tell the difference between wasps and bees. It is followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses.
"The Caterpillar's Adventure" is a 1 page realistic fiction selection about two girls who are entranced as they watch as a caterpillar crosses the road. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require short written responses.
This 1 page realistic fiction selection is about how "Amy went to the pond with her little brother Mike" and collected some frog eggs to take home and watch the transformation of pollywogs to frogs. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses.