Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Science + Poetry = Designing and engineering cars

Here’s the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Jeannine Birkenfeld (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “designing and engineering cars” 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 designing and engineering cars. The focus picture book pair is:
  • If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
  • Inventing the Automobile by Erinn Banting
The poetry book that works perfectly with this book pair is Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian, and in particular, the poem “Giant Bookmobile of Tomorrow.” Below is a graphic featuring all these books, followed by the featured poem and Take 5 activities to accompany the poem along with a "bonus" poem, "The Engineer" by Stephanie Calmenson, from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Jeannine Birkenfeld.

1 comment:

Charles Waters said...

I love the detail and care in the infographics. Your grad students should take a bow.