There’s a lot to love about this newly expanded book in the Picture-Perfect Science series: You can combine STEM and reading through appealing lessons that are just right for your second-grade students. Also, reading comprehension strategies are embedded in all 12 of the ready-to-teach lessons, eleven of which are updated and one brand-new. The goal is to help your young scientists learn to read and read to learn while engaging in activities that blend science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Your students will love Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, Grade 2, Expanded Edition because of the captivating fiction and nonfiction books at the core of the lessons. In a brand-new lesson, your second graders can learn about the natural phenomenon that wind and water can change the shape of land by building a model inspired by Kate Tames the Wind. They explore the engineering design process by reading Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight and then designing a toy of their own. And inspired by Ada Twist, Scientist, they use science practices to solve a mystery.
About the Author
Emily Morgan is the science leader for the High AIMS Consortium in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a former elementary science lab teacher at Mason City Schools in Mason, Ohio, and a seventh-grade science teacher at Northridge Local Schools in Dayton, Ohio. She has a bachelor of science in elementary education from Wright State University and a master of science in education from the University of Dayton. Emily lives in West Chester, Ohio, with her husband, son, dog, and two cats.