Using Children's Picturebooks to Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Science Practices in Grades 3rd-5th
Science literacy among US adults is extremely low and interest in science related careers is declining. In an era where environmental challenges pose a significant threat to humanity, it is imperative that the generation of students who grow to inherit this problem be scientifically literate and interested in science issues. By capitalizing on positive science attitudes in primary grades, teachers can alter this trend by developing critical thinking skills and science practices in order to build a foundation of knowledge and skills for subsequent secondary science learning. Picturebooks can ...
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