Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Science + Poetry = How popcorn pops

Here is another installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Charaley Macias (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “how popcorn pops” 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 how popcorn pops. The focus picture book is:
  • Popcorn! by Elaine Landau
Charaley chose two poems to match with this book: “Jack Be Nimble” by Bruce Lansky from My Dog Ate My Homework and “Hot Water” by Marilyn Singer from her book, Central Heating: Poems About Fire and Warmth. Below is a graphic featuring all these books, followed by the featured poem, and then the Take 5 activities to accompany the poems “Hot Water” along with a "bonus" poem, “Microwave Oven” by Janet Wong from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Charaley Macias

Image credit: dialoguealumninews.wordpress.com


Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

What fun this is! And who doesn't love popcorn (my favorite food!)? May I also suggest the book POPCORN by James Stevenson...just because it's the title...and he is a genius? Thank you for this series. You and your students should do a series of books! xx

Sylvia Vardell said...

Yes, Amy, I love James Stevenson's corn and popcorn poems, too!