ERIC Number: EJ817944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Marrying the "Muse" and the Thinker "Poetry as Scientific Writing"
Marcum-Dietrich, Nanette I.; Byrne, Eileen; O'Hern, Brenda
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v45 n4 p14-18 Win 2009
This article describes an unlikely collaboration between a high school chemistry teacher and a high school English teacher who attempted to teach scientific concepts through poetry. Inspired by poet John Updike's (1960) "Cosmic Gall," these two teachers crafted writing tasks aimed at teaching science content through literary devices. The result was an inspiring account and unlikely marriage of academic disciplines.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Literary Devices, English Teachers, Poetry, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Science Instruction, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
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Education Level: High Schools
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