NSTA Press logo Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, Grades K-4
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This Web Seminar took place on December 17, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting were Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, NSTA Press Authors of the popular series Picture-Perfect Science Lessons. In this Seminar the presenters focus on using Inquiry in the primary grades.

This is the first, of two, Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, Grades K-4 Symposium that took place at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Cincinnati, OH. In this program the presenters talked about the five features of inquiry and shared examples on how primary grade teachers can use picture books and inquiry to teach science in elementary school.


Forty-six (46) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. One participant attended the Web Seminar from Colombia and another from Washington DC. Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuide for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “I enjoyed participating in the chats and reading what others had to say.”


  • “Very well presented by highly qualified experienced instructors.”


  • “I am learning more and more about science inquiry and I love the idea of integrating it with reading and writing.”


  • “I think the info presented was very clear and concise.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


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