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Children's Books

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In Physics 111, the combination of physics and literacy come together through the use of children's literature. Children's books are written at levels that are developmentally appropriate for younger readers. The books are sometimes non-fictional (so facts and new ideas can be introduced in a scientific way), while others are fictional (which can address science topics in story formats). In either case, children's books can be valuable classroom tools for learning about science related topics. The students in Physics 111 explore the value of using children's books across all subject matter, by evaluating the books for both scientific merit and the format in which the information is displayed to the reader.


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