Saturday, April 09, 2016

Science + Poetry = Phases of the moon

Here’s the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Vanessa Flores (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “phases of the moon” 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 phases of the moon. The focus picture book pair is:
  • Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

The poetry book that works perfectly with this book pair is “The Moon” by Douglas Florian from his book, Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars. 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, “Queen of the Night,” by Terry Webb Harshman from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Vanessa Flores

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Unknown said...

This is great!! Thank you!!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thank YOU for your great work, Vanessa!