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Teaching Science Concepts Through The Literature Of Dr.Seuss

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Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski teacher trainer provides a photo and oral summary of a recent hands-on-minds-on inquiry-based teacher training workshop conducted for early childhood teachers. The workshop …

Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski teacher trainer provides a photo and oral summary of a recent hands-on-minds-on inquiry-based teacher training workshop conducted for early childhood teachers. The workshop entitled "Teaching Science Through The Literature of Dr. Seuss." During the workshop teachers were introduced how to incorporate the literature of Dr. Seuss and the Cat In The Hat's Learning Library series books within the classroom on a daily basis to reinforce science concepts and literacy skills. For a complete listing of the children's literature used during the workshop please visit Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski's site at: http://www.drdianateachertraining.com

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  • 1. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss A workshop designed and conducted by: Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 2. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss The workshop begins with teachers freely exploring a wide variety of Dr. Seuss literature to bring into the classroom. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 3. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss To explore the importance of making observations teachers headed outside to make observations of the school yard, collect specimens, and record their observations. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 4. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers returned to the classroom and had time to study and draw their specimens. We discussed the importance of using our senses in making observations, patterns in nature, and plant and animal kingdom. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 5. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers returned to the classroom and had time to study and draw their specimens. We discussed the importance of using our senses to make observations, patterns in nature, plant and animal kingdom concepts were discussed. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 6. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss After teachers completed their individual observations. Teachers were asked to roam around the room to observe what their peers had collected from nature, and their drawings. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 7. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers explored the characteristics of insects, including observing live Lady bugs. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 8. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers explored light and sound concepts using kaleidoscopes, mirrors, colored paddles, and sound making instruments. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 9. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers explored weather and climate concepts. Teacher above observes how animal fat acts as an insulator. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 10. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers studied the concept of camouflage within the animal kingdom. Here teachers are wearing synthetic animal fur prints, and studying animal models to further investigate camouflage. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 11. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers explored the concept of adaptation by observing and comparing bird beaks, and using simple household items to simulate bird beaks. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 12. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss
    • Teachers conducted numerous investigations to explore the characteristics of animal eggs.
    • http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 13. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers learned how to make dinosaur fossil molds using simple materials, as well as setting up fossil sifting centers. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 14. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss Teachers investigated the nature of matter, senses and inquiry via Oobleck. A unique substance made with cornstarch and water. http://www.drdianateachertraining.com
  • 15. Teaching Science Concepts Through the Literature of Dr. Seuss To see the Dr. Seuss books and the Cat In The Hat’s Learning Library Series books written by Tish Rabe and Bonnie Worth used during this workshop visit my website http://www.drdianateachertraining.com look under the book page.