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Soaring Through The Universe

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Teach the basics of astronomical and space science using lively retellings of traditional folktales and quality children's literature. Reproducible activities and project ideas that meet NSTA standards combine stories and facts with language arts, math, science, art, and music, using the multiple intelligences approach. An extensive bibliography and other resources, such as addresses for Web sites and organizations in the area of astronomy and space science, are included. Grades...

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Overview

Teach the basics of astronomical and space science using lively retellings of traditional folktales and quality children's literature. Reproducible activities and project ideas that meet NSTA standards combine stories and facts with language arts, math, science, art, and music, using the multiple intelligences approach. An extensive bibliography and other resources, such as addresses for Web sites and organizations in the area of astronomy and space science, are included. Grades 3-6 (adaptable to other levels).

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Offers activities, complete with worksheets and handouts, for teaching children about astronomy, using myths and stories in children's literature. Curriculum areas including language arts, math, science, and art are combined with perspectives from research on multiple intelligence. Ideas that can be adapted to virtually any piece of literature are included in a final chapter. Includes lists of print, organizational, and electronic resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563085604
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/1999
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

JOANNE C. LETWINCH is a fourth grade teacher, Haddonfield Public Schools, Haddonfield, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Luna: The Moon 1
2 Del Sol: The Sun 25
3 The Planets 56
4 Star Bright, Star Light 87
5 Traveling Through Space 116
6 Responding to Literature 149
Appendix 169
Index 175
About the Author 191
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