Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Science + Poetry = Ben Franklin and the engineering design process

Here is another installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Meghan Hunt (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “Ben Franklin and the engineering design process” from the series of professional resource books, "Picture Perfect Science Lessons" by Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan (and published by the National Science Teachers Association). Here are her three infographics centered around learning about Ben Franklin and the engineering design process. The focus picture book pair is:
  • Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta 
  • Build It: Invent New Structures and Contraptions by Tammy Enz
Meghan chose an excerpt from Dream, Invent, Create: Engineer the World for her featured poem. Below is a graphic featuring all these books, followed by the featured poem, and then the Take 5 activities to accompany the poem along with a "bonus" poem, “My Experiment” by Julie Larios from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Meghan Hunt

Image credit: dialoguealumninews.wordpress.com

No comments: