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ERIC Number: EJ853389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Gift of the Tree
Jones, Marla Wagner
Science and Children, v47 n1 p40-43 Sep 2009
A piece of children's literature can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning science; however, it takes more than reading about a topic to qualify as "doing science." Inspired by the book, "The Gift of the Tree", the author developed an in-depth interdisciplinary lesson for her sixth-grade students without diluting the science. Through this lesson, students read and experience the concepts in the story in two ways--through a macro lens to see how these plants and animals are interconnected, and through a micro lens to learn specific hands-on science skills, such as making inexpensive nonglass slides, looking through the microscope, and observing and recording parts of the tree and other plants. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A