Living books are killer tools for teaching science! They can bring the subject matter to life and add interest to what you are learning.
Like we have said before, living it is way cooler, but we know that most of y'all don’t have invisible zip lines coming out of your uncle’s basement. So, we recommend reading living books to learn about science instead!
Today we have asked one of our authors to come back and share with you more about how to choose living books for science education. So come on in Paige and share your stuff!
Hi folks, I'm happy to be back sharing with you about two of my favorite subjects - science and living books! Let's begin...
In short, a living book is written by someone with a passion for the material or by someone who has experienced the story first hand.
The author is able to pull the reader into the story. He or she presents the scientific or historical facts in such a way that the student hardly realizes they are learning.
Here are a few posts to help you learn more about using these valuable resources:
When you are choosing a living book for science look for:
The main purpose of using living books in science education is to engage your students with the material they are studying. Doing so, will build enthusiasm for the topic and will help them to remember what they have studied.
Here are some options to get you started:
Preschool and Early Elementary Students
Middle School Students
High School Students
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