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ERIC Number: EJ1119295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
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Teaching through Trade Books: Recording Scientific Explorations
Royce, Christine Anne
Science and Children, v54 n3 p21-27 Nov 2016
Keeping a log of scientific investigations, discoveries, and notes is a process that scientists have used throughout history. Elementary-age children engage in similar types of documentation when they perform investigations and sketch, label, or provide details about their work and findings. This column includes activities inspired by children's literature. This month's issue has students engaging in documentation when they perform investigations and sketch, label, or provide details about their work and findings. The following two trade books and lessons are presented: (1) "Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci" (Gene Baretta). Lesson: To learn about Leonardo da Vinci's ideas, which were later turned into actual inventions by others, by testing three of da Vinci's concepts and recording the process and findings; and (2) "Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal" (Sandra Morris). Lesson: To make observations about natural objects or phenomena; record those observations in detail using a nature journal; and share knowledge through notes, illustrations, and the presentation of information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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