Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Science + Poetry = Chemical changes and pancakes!

Here’s the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Sarah Blan (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “chemical changes and cooking 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 chemical changes and cooking. The focus picture book is:
  • Pancake, Pancakes by Eric Carle
The poetry book that works perfectly with this book pair is the classic poem, often voted a favorite by children, “Mummy Slept Late and Daddy Fixed Breakfast” by John Ciardi from Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes compiled by Neal Philip. 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, "Breakfast Alchemy" by Mary Quattlebaum, from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Sarah Blan

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is just so pretty!! I will have to read some of these books and use the lessons. Terrific post!