Wednesday, February 24, 2021

What's Inside a Flower? and other books to teach with NGSS - 2.24.21

I really like finding books that can be used with the NGSS (science standards) that teachers can use to enhance their lessons.  Textbooks are dry and boring, and are often out of date.  These new picture books that are being published, are keeping up with the science kids need to learn.  They are more exciting and fun to read.  Here's a new one you'll want if you teach 1st-4th grade.

What's Inside a Flower? by Rachel Ignotofsky
What's Inside a Flower? And Other Questions About Science and Nature
by Rachel Ignotofsky
published by Crown Books for Young Readers

Here are just some of the topics this book covers:
  • parts of a flower
  • how flowers vary in colors, shapes, and sizes
  • how they are found in different environments
  • what helps a flower grow above and below ground
  • reproduction of a flower
  • how seeds travel
I can see teachers reading this cover to cover, but also doing a close reading on pages that pertain to a specific science lesson they are covering.

A great book to add to 1st-4th grade libraries!

If you're looking for more books about this subject, you might try:
Sprout, Seed, Sprout! by Annika Dunklee
Not a Bean by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Seeds Move! by Robin Page
A Seed is the Start by Melissa Stewart
Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul
What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward
Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch
Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray
The Dandelion's Tale by Kevin Sheehan
If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay
Rooting for You by Susan Hood
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam R. Schaefer
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston

Hope you found a new book to share with your young scientists!

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