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

Some MARC farm picture books used for this project

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
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:

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.)

return to main Read4Nature page or go onto the Wimmera libraries

Page updated 5 Feb 2013
Supporter of

Comments are closed.