Quick-Reference Chart of Articles
Section 1 – Helping Students Build Connections
A - Engaging and Exploring: Students and Inquiry
Leaders, Readers, & Science
Survival stories led students to interdisciplinary, hands-on science
Arlene G. Terrell
Puppets & Prose
Using puppets and children’s literature in the science classroom.
Joy L. Lowe and Kathryn I. Matthew
Habitat Sweet Habitat
Literature forms the basis of this simple activity that teaches young
children about camouflage.
Roberta J. Aram, Sherry Whitson, and Rosemarie Dieckhoff
B – Explaining and Elaborating: Language and Fine Arts
Taking Science Dialogue by Storm
One teacher examines classroom discourse through a unit on tornadoes
and natural catastrophes.
A Bat Is Like a …
Teaching science concepts using analogies.
Audrey C. Rule and Cynthia Rust
Someone’s in the Kitchen with Science
Teachers use food and art to help young children build a foundation for
Patricia K. Lowry and Judy Hale McCrary
The Sky’s the Limit
Parents and first-grade students observe the sky.
Analyzing Children’s Science Journals
What can students’ science journals tell us about what they are
Daniel P. Shepardson and Susan J. Britsch
The Nature of Haiku
Students use haiku to learn about the natural world and improve their
Peter Rillero, JoAnn V. Cleland, and Karen A. Conzelman
Drawing on Student Understanding
Using illustrations to invoke deeper thinking about animals.
Mary Stein, Shannan McNair, and Jan Butcher
C - Explaining and Elaborating: Mathematics
Out of Sight: Investigating Unseen Objects
Discovering and mapping hidden objects.
Crash into Meteorite Learning
An interdisciplinary study on craters makes a big impact.
David A. Wiley and Christine Anne Royce
Integrated learning cycle investigations that explore convection—the
science behind wind and waves.
Ann M. L. Cavallo
Mission to Mars: A Classroom Simulation
Building a scale-model habitat that links science-process skills and
mathematics in an original way.
Katie Rommel-Esham and Christopher Souhrada
Section 2 – School and Community Connections
A - Schoolwide Themes
Diving into a Schoolwide Science Theme
Interdisciplinary lessons for an all-school theme in science, art, and
Michele Lee, Maria Lostoski, and Kathy Williams
Testing the Waters
The Standards saturate a schoolwide water theme.
Roberta J. Aram, Mary Brake, David Smith, Gina Wood, and Pat Hamilton
B - Project-Based and Interdisciplinary Science Units
Our Growing Planet
Interdisciplinary population activities for elementary students.
Curriculum with a Common Thread
Teachers create a project-based interdisciplinary curriculum with science as the foundation.
Maureen M. McMahon, Susan P. O’Hara, William G. Holliday,
Bernadette B. McCormack, and Elizabeth M. Gibson
Rev Up Your Veggies!
Building model race cars lets students explore physical science concepts and promotes cooperative learning.
Melissa DiGennaro King
When kindergarten students explore a topic of their own choosing, the result is good science learning.
Box Up Your Habitat
Visit different habitats using an envirobox.
Lynn Astarita Gatto and Reeda Stamper Hart
C - Outdoor Projects: Authentic Science and Environmental Citizenship
Lessons from a Lake
You don’t have to live near the ocean to study a water ecosystem.
A Garden Story
A garden project motivates children to learn science in an urban school.
A small school district in southwestern Texas comes together to protect its own
Mary Nied Phillips, Melissa Forsythe, and DJ Sanders
http://World Wide Weather
Involving students in GLOBE’s real-life scientific research.
Kay Berglund Newhouse