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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.
Wiggling WormsOver in the Ocean Be a Friend to TreesThat Magnetic DogRoller CoastersMirror, Mirror If You Find a Rock Sunshine on My ShouldersStargazersImaginative InventionsReading AloudA Sense of WonderTeaching Science Through Inquiry BSCS 5E Instructional ModelNational Science Education StandardsBubblesHow Big Is a Foot?Hear Your Heart Loco Beans
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
Chapter 17Sunshine 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
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I thoroughly enjoyed the content and lessons in the book. The authors use easy-to-understand language in an easy to read format unlike other books that I have read in the past. The first five chapters give research-backed content that is put to use in each lesson in chapters six through 20. The lessons presented give clear examples of what I can do in my future classroom and I would recommend this book to any teacher or pre-service teacher who wants to learn about the use of picture books in their science lessons, the 5E model, and the other concepts presented in the book.
More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 is an amazing resource. This book is aligned to the standards, so no matter what your district’s curriculum looks like you should be able to find something to use. This book consists of 15 inquiry based science lessons that are enhanced by quality children’s literature. The lesson plans are written using the 5E instructional model. With the time restraints all teachers face it is more important than ever to integrate as much as we can.
Julie F (, )
An outstanding resource for elementary teachers!
Susan (Wayne, OH)
More Picture Perfect Science Lessons by Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan
More Picture Perfect Sciece Lessons is a great tool for every teacher of students in grades K-4. Whether a teacher is looking for supplemental materials for an existing curriculum, or lacks the time and resources to teach regular science lessons, this book is a great resource. Each unit is overflowing with children's literature, teacher resources, and engaging activities. Teachers will find new and inventive ways to teach higher level thinking skills, reading comprehension, writing skills, and important science concepts using the 5E inquiry model. Ansberry and Morgan have created a useful and teacher-friendly science text.
Mariah (, )
I love this book because it connects it all! Science, literature, hands-on learning, and writing ideas. It is user friendly and filled with lots of ideas whether your a veteran teacher of science or your in your first year of teaching - it's a must!
Denise (West Palm Beach, FL)
While most of the lessons are geared younger than the first book in the series, the lesson work well for small groups of English language learners.
Susan Anthony (Miami, FL)
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