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ERIC Number: EJ1001642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Story Book Science
Enfield, Mark; Mathew, Eliza
Science and Children, v50 n2 p46-49 Oct 2012
Young children love stories, and teachers love to read stories. Young children also love to explore the motion of objects--they watch tossed balls, observe objects rolling down ramps, and are mesmerized by spinning tops. Yet it can be challenging to integrate these two loves, stories and exploring motion, in one lesson. Furthermore, while children are fascinated with motion, describing motion and change in position as a result of motion involves using challenging scientific practices. In this article, the authors describe a learning experience that follows an alternate approach to integrating science and literacy. The learning experience was designed for kindergarten through second-grade students participating in an enrichment program conducted by teacher education students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A