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ERIC Number: EJ882117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1446-6120
Science Poetry in Two Voices: Poetry and the Nature of Science
Frazier, Wendy M.; Murray, Kristen B.
Science Education Review, v8 n2 p58-78 2009
Poetry can be used during science instruction to foster interest, excitement, and wonder among elementary-level students. Children can read poetry, or have poetry read to them, as a way of learning about their world. They can also create poems to share their own science learning with others. We introduce two formats of the Poetry in Two Voices form of poetry (namely, Five Senses in Two Voices and Scientific Approach in Two Voices) that we use to help students in Grades 1-5 develop science observation skills and adopt a scientific approach during their science investigations. Integrating poetry with science is a historically accurate pedagogical approach in that poetry was at one time the language of philosophy and science. The purpose of this action research report is to share our experiences and the results of utilizing these two poetry formats with elementary-level children. (Contains 3 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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