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The Cottonwood by Brian Ellis

Science and Children, v38 n4 p42-46 Jan 2001

Keywords: elementary education, science

ABSTRACT

Most would agree that storytelling is one of the most important tools for teaching science and ecology. If you think about it…What is science? Science is an attempt to understand the story of the universe, ecology is the story of our home.

A well-told science story does three important jobs: It brings facts to life. It makes abstract concepts concrete. And through the virtual reality of storytelling, it walks listeners through the process approach to scientific inquiry.

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