Monday, April 11, 2016

Science + Poetry = Fossils and understanding prehistory

Here is the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Corey Haynes (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “fossils and understanding prehistory” 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 fossils and understanding prehistory. The focus picture book pair is:
  • Fossil by Claire Ewart
  • Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki
Haynes focuses on an excerpt from “Fossil” by Claire Ewart for her poem selection. 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, “Trilobite,” by Mary Ann Hoberman from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Corey Haynes

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laurasalas said...

These are just the best. You have your students do the coolest things!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks a bunch, Laura. I've got great students, that's for sure!