Teaching through Trade Books

Royce, Christine Anne
January 2007
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents a lesson plan for teaching elementary school students in the U.S. through trade books. In the lesson presented, young students will have the opportunity to explore more in depth as they make observations of the three types of rocks, namely, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. The lesson can be used to meet part of the National Science Education Standards and have students make observations about and describe the properties of rocks. Students will begin to understand that each rock has its own unique features by allowing them to be introduced to rock collecting.


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