The Carnival of Education is in full swing at Education Examiner.

In Stories from School, Tom White asks:  Where does science fit in the curriculum? A would-be elementary science specialist, he ended up teaching third grade.

I . . .  found that the state of science curriculum in the mid ’80s was atrocious. Kids were expected to learn how to do science by looking at black and white pictures of kids from the fifties doing science.

I also found that once I put those books away and had my student actually “do science” they loved it.

Most elementary teachers love reading and aren’t wild about science, he theorizes.  But increasingly smart teachers are  “leveraging their students’ love of science to get them to read.”

Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog is hosting the teal-colored Carnival of Homeschooling.

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