Teachers raved when NSTA Press published Picture-Perfect Science Lessons
.* They loved its lively mix of kid-magnet books, Standards-based science content and ready-to-teach lessons. So what could be more perfect? More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons!
This volume offers 15 new lessons that combine picture books and inquiry to develop students’ interest in science and reading.
The sequel follows the winning formula that made the first book an NSTA best seller. The lessons, following the 5E instructional model developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) cover a variety of science content—physical science, life science, and Earth and Space Science. They include reproducible student pages and assessments. They feature embedded reading-comprehension strategies. And they make students yearn to learn from such engaging fiction and nonfiction books as Diary of a Worm, Sunshine On My Shoulders, How Big is a Foot?
and Leo Cockroach, Toy Tester.
The authors know how important it is for time-starved teachers to integrate science and reading in a natural way and how students with reading troubles can use an extra nudge to get engaged in science texts. More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons
is the perfect supplement to your science program—and the perfect way to help students develop a love of reading and learning about science.
*Teachers weren’t the only ones raving! Picture-Perfect
won the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teacher Resource Books from the Association of Educational Publishers.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
About the Picture-Perfect Science Program
Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?
Teaching Science Through Inquiry
BSCS 5E Instructional Model
National Science Education Standards
Bubble, Bubble and Pop! A Book About Bubbles
How Big Is a Foot?
How Big Is a Foot? and How Tall, How Short, How Faraway
Hear Your Heart
Hear Your Heart and The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness
Lucas and His Loco Beans: A Bilingual Tale of the Mexican Jumping Bean
Diary of a Worm and Wiggling Worms at Work
Over in the Ocean
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef and Coral Reef Animals
Be a Friend to Trees
Our Tree Named Steve and Be a Friend to Trees
That Magnetic Dog
That Magnetic Dog and Magnetic and Nonmagnetic
Roller Coaster and I Fall Down
What Did They See? and I See Myself
If You Find a Rock
If You Find a Rock and Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough
Sunshine on My Shoulders
Sunshine on My Shoulders
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer and Spots of Light: A Book About Stars
Imaginative Inventions and Leo Cockroach, Toy Tester
A Sense of Wonder
John Muir: America’s Naturalist, Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder, and The Important Book