The Rock Cycle Collection
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 4:26 PM
INTERGRATION AN INSPIRATION
Integrating literature into science has been a desirable idea, and now, I see myself implementing it conveniently. I have had my students take samples of rocks from the science lab and observe them to create a relationship of the types of rocks, and learn about rocks and the rock cycle. But what I like most about the articles, is the structure created in the learning- the engagement of the students in viewing and handling of rocks, then exploring, or going to find their rock samples to observe after reading a trade book on rocks. Making their classification of their rocks found, and telling their story of how they think the rock might have formed. This is done after students have been provided with rock terminologies that can equip them in their story telling.
I have now learned new ideas to add to my lesson. I had never read a story or used a trade book as an introduction to my lesson, and I see this as a good way to set the students' imagination going. Their learning is enhanced by them going outdoors to find their own rocks to write stories about. students begin to ask questions and then record, then investigate on what their answer could be. This strategy will definitely bring excitement and true engagement in their learning since students will be doing a variety of activities which are hands -on and more engaging. physically and mentally.