Finding and Sharing the Science about Living Things of Farms/Gardens and Ponds in the MARC’s picture books – A National Science Week project in 2012
Jeparit Primary School senior class (y3-6) used the resources of the mobile library for small rural schools (the MARC van) for finding and sharing Science in picture books with the junior class (P – 2).
Read the school newsletter report sharing sc in MARC pic bks (reproduced with permission of Jeparit Primary School).
This was a National Science Week event funded by the Australian Science Teachers Association. Farm themed books were chosen to link to the Australian Year of the Farmer. A reading event was chosen to link to the National Year of Reading.
As a Read4Nature project for children, the resource sheets used to note Science ‘findings’ and ‘sharings’ from the picture books, could be used for any illustrations. You can download them from dropboxes at the following links:
1 for finding the Science features of living things read4nature picture book finding sc survey sheet and
2 for questions for Sharing the Science found read4nature picture book qns 4 sharing sc
A digital and hard copy of the MARC book resources was made and is in the MARC van to be available for all the schools MARC serves. This web copy is so that the resources are available to anyone. It is made with dropboxes so you can view each part by the hyperlink, but to use the hyperlinks within the documents, you must first download them from their dropboxes. This may mean telling the computer twice to download the document.
These dropbox links are for the lists of books covered:
- link to farm themed book index with 13 picture books at 3 MARC digi farm book list
- link to bush themed book index with 21 bush picture books at. 4 MARC digi bush book list
This is the link to the resource in dropbox JPS National Science Week project 2012 It has the full suite of the resources. Choose the ‘list’ setting (on the right at the top, rather than many page setting) to be easily able to find the books you are interested in. You must download this document from the dropbox, not just view it, to get the hyperlinks to work.
If you need information about any of these books and can’t find it, please contact me.
(Jeparit P.S. is one of about 25 Victorian schools to be awarded this National Science Week funding in 2012- click here for the list of grant recipients.)