ERIC Number: ED413174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Physical Science through Children's Literature. 20 Complete Lessons for Elementary Grades.
Gertz, Susan E.; Portman, Dwight J.; Sarquis, Mickey
This guide focuses on teaching hands-on, discovery-oriented physical science in the elementary classroom using children's literature. Each lesson is an integrated learning episode with a clearly defined science content objective which is supported and enriched through literature, writing, and mathematics. The three sections are: (1) "Properties of Objects and Materials"; (2) "Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism"; and (3) "Position and Motion of Objects." The 20 interdisciplinary science lesson plans address physical science topics such as air, balance, chromatography, colors and colorants, density, engineering, forces, gravity, heat, insulation, light, magnets, mixtures, motion, polymers, scientific experimentation, sound, states of matter, static electricity, temperature, the water cycle, weather, and wind. A discussion of the reasons for teaching science through literature, a correlation with the National Standards for Science Education, reproducible pages containing student data sheets, tips on using classroom science centers, and science journals are also included. (DDR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Discovery Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, General Science, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills
Learning Triangle Press, 11 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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