Sunday, April 17, 2016

Science + Poetry = Constellations and the night sky (2)

Here is another installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Nicole Sportsman (in my "Poetry for Children" class) also selected the focus on “constellations and the night sky” 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 constellations and the night sky. The focus picture book pair is once again:
  • When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman (ill. by Loren Long)
  • Spots of Light: A Book About Stars by Dana Meachen Rau
Nicole also focused on the classic Walt Whitman poem from the featured book, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer.” 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, “Looking at the Sky Tonight” by Janet Wong (a different poem) from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Nicole Sportsman 

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