ERIC Number: ED193072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Using Literature to "Teach" Science.
Martin, Ralph E., Jr.
Described are several ways literature can be used to teach science. Literature can enhance the learning of science by providing students with more appealing materials which will motivate them to pursue their interests and explore real-life issues. Appealing materials increase student interests in science and stimulate higher-order thinking while increasing the levels at which students read, write, converse, and learn independently. Examples are given of literature integrated into science in the form of one-act plays, periodicals, bibliographies, science fiction, and non-fiction. Literature presents the human side of science and provides opportunities for students to experience issues which frequently confront scientists in real life. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Middle School Association (Dearborn, MI, November, 1979).