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Perfect Pairs, Grades 3-5

Using fiction & nonfiction picture books to teach life science

Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow wolves as they hunt elk, visit a prehistoric swamp, or shrink down to the size of a molecule and observe photosynthesis firsthand. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books.

Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea—from life cycles and animal-environment interactions to the inheritance of traits and the critical role of energy in our world.

Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

Author(s): Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley

Pages: 360 Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 9781571109590

Price: $ 60.95
All book orders receive a 10% discount