Literary Sparks: Science, Resources


6 Cell/Biology Viral Epidemic/Bacteria Growth
7 Ecology/
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



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

Next Generation Science Standards. (n.d.). Next Generation Science Standards.Retrieved from

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

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