Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Science + Poetry = Coral reefs and ocean animals

Here is the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Carole Hensleigh (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “coral reefs and ocean animals” 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 coral reefs and ocean animals. The focus picture book pair is:
  • Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes
  • Coral Reef Animals by Francine Galko
The poem that works perfectly with this book pair is “Coral” by Kate Coombs from her book, Water Sings Blue. 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, “Moving to Atlantis City 2112,” by Steven Withrow from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Carole Hensleigh 
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