Educators can launch excitement and learning in the classroom with the activities in this book. Adhering to the National Science Standards, Letwinch's useful guide is
packed with engaging learning projects based on lively retellings of traditional folktales and myths. Everything needed to teach students about the Moon, the Sun,
planets, stars, flight, and aerospace science is here -- from reproducible activities and project ideas to reading and reference lists.
Each chapter focuses on a theme, such as the Moon or the
stars, and combines myths and stories with language arts, math, science, art, music, and multiple intelligences. For further exploration and
learning, the author lists hundreds of additional resources -- even Web sites, musical resources, and organizations concerned with astronomy. Ideas that can
be adapted to virtually any piece of literature are included in a final chapter.
Space science and exploration have become an increasingly important part of our everyday world, and today's students will undoubtedly use their knowledge of
this area for the rest of their lives. With its practical blend of literature and science, this book stimulates student interest and learning. A wonderful resource for the teacher
resource shelf in the school library, this book will appear to any educator who wants to liven up a science class.
Joanne C. Letwinch is a fourth-grade teacher at
Haddonfield Public Schools in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Publication date: March 1999 xvi, 191 p. 8 1/2 X 11 paper
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