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Mrs. Pinero from Greenacres FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Picture Perfect Science

My students need these 31 childrens literature books and Picture Perfect Science lessons to make connections to the concepts we are learning in science.

  • $513 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to read picture books, they even love to have books read to them. They enjoy looking at the illustrations and they love to hear a great story. I want to use this love of literature to make connections to the lessons that we are learning in science class.

I teach in a low socioeconomic area in Greenacres, Florida.

We are a Title 1 school. My student population is very diverse with many low income families. My parents work hard, but purchasing basic school supplies is not easy for many of them. My students love reading, but struggle with some of the science skills and concepts we are learning. This year in science, we are working hard to practice our reading and writing skills while learning a lot of science content too. I want my students to be able to read great literature, while also learning about science and the world around them.

My Project

I have heard great things about the Picture-Perfect Science series of books. I have requested this along with many of the children's books that go along with the lessons. The book explains how to use well-illustrated books to introduce students to complex scientific concepts. Books are a great starting point for students who often struggle with abstract concepts. I think these books will help raise student interest in every unit because students will be hooked once they see the exciting literature that we can connect to our standards-based science content. This award-winning book presents lessons, complete with student pages and assessments that use high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books to guide hands-on science inquiry. I want to start these lessons as soon as possible in my class, so having the guide along with the books contained in the lessons will allow me to get my students started right away.

Recently, I went to a training on how to use Picture-Perfect Science Lessons in my classroom.

I really enjoyed this training and wanted to be able to use it in my classroom right away. So, I have requested this manual along with many of the children's books featured in the lessons. The book explains how to use well-illustrated books to introduce students to complex scientific concepts.

Mrs. Pinero
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder (Images of Conservationists) • Amazon $40.09 1 $40.09
Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K 5 - PB186X3 • Amazon $36.05 1 $36.05
What Did They See? • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
That Magnetic Dog • Amazon $29.02 1 $29.02
More Picture Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 (PB186X2) • Amazon $28.76 1 $28.76
Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester • Amazon $24.50 1 $24.50
Bubble Bubble • Amazon $17.68 1 $17.68
I See Myself (Vicki Cobb Science Play) • Amazon $15.38 1 $15.38
I Fall Down (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) • Amazon $15.27 1 $15.27
Sunshine on My Shoulders (with Audio CD and Musical Score) • Amazon $14.76 1 $14.76
Lucas and His Loco Beans: A Tale of the Mexican Jumping Bean • Amazon $13.98 1 $13.98
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer (Golden Kite Honors) • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Diary of a Worm • Amazon $13.16 1 $13.16
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Coral Reef Animals (Animals in Their Habitats) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Spots of Light: A Book About Stars (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough (Amazing Science (Picture Window)) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Magnetic and Nonmagnetic (My World of Science) • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
If You Find a Rock • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Roller Coaster • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Important Book • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Our Tree Named Steve • Amazon $5.44 1 $5.44
Pop! A Book About Bubbles (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Wiggling Worms at Work (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Hear Your Heart (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Be a Friend to Trees (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
How Big Is a Foot? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
John Muir: America's Naturalist • Amazon $3.98 1 $3.98
Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!) • Amazon $3.29 1 $3.29

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