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ERIC Number: EJ1114509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Stalk It up to Integrated Learning: Using Foods We Eat and Informational Texts to Learn About Plant Parts and Their Functions
Wilson, Rachel; Bradbury, Leslie
Science and Children, v53 n9 p46-51 Jul 2016
The diet of many students consists of on-the-go processed food. As part of a larger school garden project, the authors wanted students to consider the relevance of plants in their own lives, both as food sources for us and for the animals that we eat. In this article, they present a mini-unit they taught in a third-grade classroom that helped students connect their developing ideas about plant parts with the plants we eat. This series of lessons was designed to integrate the use of informational texts into an inquiry-based science unit to meet both the "Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts" and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS").
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A