Work Session 2: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry: Picture-Perfect Science
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
White River Ballroom I, JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Presented by Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, authors of Picture Perfect Science Series published by NSTA Press.
- How can I fit inquiry-based science into the elementary school day?
- How can I integrate science and reading comprehension instruction in a meaningful way?
- What model lessons are available for science and reading integration?
- Where can I find high-quality science related picture books to use in my classroom?
- What does the 5E model look like in the elementary classroom?
STEM Education begins in the elementary school, but it is often difficult for elementary teachers to fit science into the school day. Using high quality, science-related picture books and the 5E Instructional Model, Picture-Perfect Science integrates science and reading in a meaningful way so that teachers can teach both subjects at once. The facilitators will utilize a hands-on approach to share classroom-ready model lessons that integrate science inquiry and reading comprehension strategies. Participants will learn the benefits and challenges of using children's picture books in science, become familiar with the BSCS 5E model, and receive a bibliography of recommended science-related picture books. Picture-Perfect Science lessons are a great supplement to any textbook or kit-based program.
Emily Morgan describes this session:
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