Carolina Biological-Knowledge Center - May 09-2023

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, K–5

by: Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry

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Winner of the Gold EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing!
“The number one compliment we hear from teachers is that the lessons are complete and ready to take back to their classrooms and use.”
—Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, coauthors of the Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series

Since the debut of the Picture-Perfect Science books and workshops more than 10 years ago, authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry have learned one thing for certain: Elementary school teachers are constantly clamoring for even more ways to engage children in reading and science through picture books! To meet that demand, the 15 all-new lessons in Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons bring you:

Even more convenience: You can cover reading and science content simultaneously and save time with ready-to-use student pages and assessments.
Even more confidence in your own expertise: You get relevant science concepts and reading comprehension strategies to keep your teaching on track.
Even more ways to entice even reading-phobic children: Each lesson makes students yearn to learn science from such captivating fiction and nonfiction picture books as Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar; Captain Kidd’s Crew Experiments With Sinking and Floating; and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Plus: This latest volume even connects the lessons to A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the English Language Arts and Literacy Common Core State Standards.

Just as teachers like you have been hoping, Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons delivers the whole package: teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Table of Contents




About the Authors

About the Picture-Perfect Science Program

Lessons by Grade

Chapter 1 Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?

Chapter 2 Reading Aloud

Chapter 3 Teaching Science Through Inquiry

Chapter 4 BSCS 5E Instructional Model

Chapter 5 Connecting to the Standards: A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

Chapter 6 Freezing and Melting

Wemberly’s Ice-Cream Star and Why Did My Ice Pop Melt?

Chapter 7 Float Your Boat

Toy Boat and Captain Kidd’s Crew Experiments With Sinking and Floating

Chapter 8 The Wind Blew

The Wind Blew and I Face the Wind

Chapter 9 Harnessing the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and Wind Energy: Blown Away!

Chapter 10 Sounds All Around

What’s That Sound? and Sounds All Around

Chapter 11 Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? and What’s Alive?

Chapter 12 Seeds on the Move

Who Will Plant a Tree? and Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move

Chapter 13 Unbeatable Beaks

Unbeatable Beaks and Beaks!

Chapter 14 Ducks Don’t Get Wet

Just Ducks! and Ducks Don’t Get Wet

Chapter 15 Amazing Caterpillars

Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar, From Caterpillar to Butterfly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Chapter 16 Fossils Tell of Long Ago

Fossil and Fossils Tell of Long Ago

Chapter 17 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Michael Recycle

Chapter 18 What Will the Weather Be?

Come on, Rain! and What Will the Weather Be?

Chapter 19 Sunsets and Shadows

Twilight Comes Twice and Next Time You See a Sunset

Chapter 20 Problem Solvers

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin and Build It: Invent New Structures and Contraptions

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