Posted on 11/08/2009 at 08:57 PM by Global Reach


For those interested in quality examples of inquiry-based science lessons at the elementary level that also make use of children's literature, you may be interested in one or both of the following resources available from NSTA press:


•Picture-Perfect Science Lessons (Grades 3-6)

•More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons (Grades K-4).


Each of the 30 lessons in the two Picture-Perfect teacher’s guides uses a children’s picture book as a vehicle to teach a Standards-based science concept. In addition, each of the lessons is inquiry-based, using BSCS’s 5E inquiry teaching model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.


Northwest AEA also has the Picture Perfect resources available for loanout (item numbers 420041 and 444648), should you be interested in reviewing the content in more detail. If you have any questions about these or other inquiry-based resources, don’t hesitate to contact one of NWAEA’s science consultants:


•Jody Herbold  

•Brian Nelsen   

•Jim Christensen  


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