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Science and Sonnets: Using Poetry to Teach Science

Poetry is often hailed as an art form that allows students to remember concepts easily. Why not apply poetry-based techniques to otherwise complicated subjects like science? If you have no idea where to begin with making the connection between poetry and science, you're in luck. This collection will give you the ins and outs of how the two are connected, and how to start implementing poetry in your science lessons right away.
A Collection By Kendra Hadnott
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Science and Sonnets: Using Poetry to Teach Science
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    It's great that this lesson, in essence, kills two birds with one stone. Students get to learn elements of language arts and science. The two of these subjects are more related than students would like to think.
  • Science and Poetry

    Website
    americanscientist.org
    americanscientist.org
    Kendra Hadnott says:
    The best part of this resource is the four examples that it lists of poets whose work has been informed by science. Useful for providing real world examples about the link between science and poetry.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    I've always been a fan of two-part lessons. They enhance students' understanding of the subject, and they help with students' comparing/contrasting skills. This two-part lesson shows an educator using a poem about a banana-eating contest as a base for drawing scientific evidence.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Imagery and science are heavily related, but many students don't make this connection. I'd suggest using this video as an informative source for explaining what poetry is, and then having students go on a nature walk. Students will then be responsible for writing poems based on the imagery that they encountered during the walk.
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