Questions, Questions: Taking Energy Inquiry Further in the School Library


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This article from Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle provides ideas on how school librarians can work with elementary teachers to teach about the Sun's impact on weather and climate. The author introduces the Standards for the 21st Century Learner, developed by the American Association of School Librarians. The author focuses on Standard 1, which calls for students to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge through developing and refining questions, investigating answers, seeking divergent perspectives in information, and assessing whether the information found answers the questions posed. The free, online magazine draws its themes from the Seven Essential Principles of Climate Literacy, with each issue focusing on one of the seven principles. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Instructional Strategies, Experimentation and the Scientific Method, Earth & Space Science, Education, Child Development & Family Services, Geology & the Dynamic Earth, Ecology & Ecosystems, Energy & Work, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Our Solar System, Heat & Thermodynamics, States of Matter (solids, liquids, gases), Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Professional Development, Physics, Earth's Resources

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