Monday, April 18, 2016

Science + Poetry = The sun and sun safety

Here is another installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Amy Kennedy (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “the sun and sun safety” 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 the sun and sun safety. The focus picture book is:
  • Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver, ill. by Christopher Canyon
The poem that Amy has matched with this book is “The Sun” by Louise Fabrice Handcock from her book, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. 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, “What I Know About the Sun” by Eileen Spinelli from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Amy Kennedy

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