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Learners develop understandings of the differences between observations and inferences by analyzing Dr. Xargle's comical, yet misguided, attempts to teach his students about human babies. Learners then make observations and inferences of "mystery samples" collected from Planet Earth by Dr. Xargle. This free chapter includes several science lessons that use children's books to guide inquiry, along with several activity pages. Also included are the Table of Contents, the Preface, and the Index of the book.
For more information on how to implement Picture-Perfect Science in you classroom—including key reading strategies and NSES connections—download the free e-book of chapters 1 through 5, Why Read Picture Books in Science Class?