Monday, April 04, 2016

Science + Poetry = Symbiotic relationships

Here’s the next installment in my series of science poetry tied to science-themed picture books. My graduate student, Maria Arvisu (in my "Poetry for Children" class) selected the focus on “symbiotic relationships” 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 symbiotic relationships. The focus picture book pair is:
  • What’s Eating You? Parasites, the Inside Story by Nicola Davies  
  • Weird Friends: Unlikely Allies in the Animal Kingdom by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
The poetry book that works perfectly with this book pair is Animal Partners by Scotti Cohn, and in particular, the poem “Full Service Fish.” 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, "A Dog’s Hypothesis: Zoey’s Guide to Getting More Goodies" by Susan Taylor Brown, from The Poetry of Science. Enjoy!

Science of poetry graphics created by Maria A.


laurasalas said...

These projects you're sharing are genius, Sylvia!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks, Laura! My students are producing great work, I agree!