Literary Sparks: Science, Resources

#Activities

GRADE LEVEL TOPIC ACTIVITY
6 Cell/Biology Viral Epidemic/Bacteria Growth
7 Ecology/
Engineering
Don’t Use It All Up!
8 Solar System/Space Living on the Moon
9 Earth Science Sinkhole in a Cup
10 Biology/Forensics CSI Science: Get the Prints!
11 Chemistry Periodic Table Battleship
12 Physics Hovercraft Science Experiment

 

#Bibliography

Boyce, Frank Cottrell. (2017). The Astounding Broccoli Boy. Turtleback Books.

Damico, G. (2018). Waste of space. S.l.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Dingle, A., Kennedy, K., & Kean, S. (2018). The disappearing spoon: And other true tales of rivalry, adventure, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements.

Eamer, C., & Tremblay, M.-E. (2016). Inside your insides: A guide to the microbes that call you home.

Gilliland, Ben. (2015). Rocket Science for the Rest of Us: Cutting-edge Concepts Made Simple. Paw Prints.

Hiaasen, C. (2013). Flush.

Kamkwamba, William, & Mealer, Bryan. (2016). The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Turtleback Books.

Latta, S. L., & Weigel, J. (2017). SMASH!: Exploring the mysteries of the universe with the Large Hadron Collider.

McPherson, S. S. (2014). Arctic thaw: Climate change and the global race for energy resources.

Meyer, S. (2018). The chemist: A novel.

Murray, E. A. (2013). Human identification: Putting a name and face on death. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth. (2008). Life As We Knew It. Bt Bound.

Scarborough, S. (2018). To catch a killer.

Sylvester, K., & Harmon, D. (2015). MINRS: 1

#Project References

Camp, D. (2000). It takes two: teaching with twin texts of fact and fiction. The Reading Teacher 53, 400-408.

Kerr, K. R., Kerr, K. R., & Vasudevan, L. (2018). Cultivating nonfiction readers open to challenge and change. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 61(6), 709-711. doi:10.1002/jaal.744

Marzano, R.J. (2000). A new era of school reform: Going where the research takes us. Aurora, CO: McREL.

Michael, J. (2006). Where’s the evidence that active learning works? Advances in Physiology Education, 30, 4, 159-167.

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State SchoolOfficers (n.d.). English Language Arts Standards » Introduction » Key Design Consideration. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/introduction/key-design-consideration/

Next Generation Science Standards. (n.d.). Next Generation Science Standards.Retrieved from http://www.nextgenscience.org/

Soalt, J. (2005). Bringing together fictional and informational texts to improve comprehension. The Reading Teacher, 58, 7, 680-683.

World Book. (2017). Fiction or nonfiction:What should children read? [web blog]. Retrieved from https://www.worldbooklearning.com/

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