Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Day One of Where's Plaid Pete? - Section 3: Guided Exploration


I love using picture and trade books in Science - and my students love them too!  Choosing quality titles can be a daunting task.  This article from The Reading Teacher, although an older article, gives some great information about choosing appropriate titles.  An important reminder contained in the article, is choosing books wisely so that scientific misconceptions aren't perpetuated.  

One of the resources suggested by the article, is the National Science Teacher's Association's list of Outstanding Science Trade Books.  Picture books can be used in the upper elementary classroom to increase both engagement and rigor.

  Using Picture & Trade Books in Science
  Intrinsic Motivation: Using Picture & Trade Books in Science
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Day One of Where's Plaid Pete?

Unit 5: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT describe the organization of Earth's place in the universe.

Big Idea: How is the universe organized? Where is Earth's place in this huge system? Students listen to a read aloud of My Place in Space, and begin the research that will lead them to create an infographic.

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