We envisioned a conversation something like this taking place at the dinner table of one of our students who had read a chapter on animal habitats that day in school. This imaginary conversation was the impetus for the idea of a classroom "bug zoo." Our goal was to supplement the school district's curriculum with activities that emphasized science process skills and promoted the enjoyment of science and scientific activity. Because we felt that the skills necessary for reading nonfiction are a critical aspect of science instruction, we were committed to using our district's text. We hoped our project would help to compensate for its weaknesses.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1990 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Voyles, Martha and Charnetski, Deborah
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 27
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol27/iss2/4