Science Verse

Science Verse

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Viking Books for Young Readers 2004
Good for Reluctant Readers?
Science Curriculum

Having narrowly escaped the ‘Math Curse,” our valiant hero is now beset with hearing “the poetry of science in everything.” Jon Scieszka had a really wonderful time taking all sorts of familiar poems and re-writing them with humor and science in mind. You may know “Stopping By the Woods On a Snowy Evening” but do you know “Astronaut Stopping By A Planet On A Snowy Evening?” You may know “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” but do you know “‘Twas the Night before Any Thing”? That’s the story of the Big Bang Theory. You’ve never experienced science like this. This is so much fun.

40 pages 978-0670910571 Ages 7-10

Keywords: science, stories in verse, humor, fun, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, Science Curriculum

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,


"Amoeba" Don't ever tease a wee amoeba By calling him a her amoeba. And don't call her a him amoeba. Or never he a she amoeba. 'Cause whether his or hers amoeba, They too feel like you and meba. What if a boring lesson about the food chain becomes a sing-aloud celebration about predators and prey? A twinkle-twinkle little star transforms into a twinkle-less, sunshine-eating-and rhyming Black Hole? What if amoebas, combustion, metamorphosis, viruses, the creation of the universe are all irresistible, laugh-out-loud poetry? Well, you're thinking in science verse, that's what. And if you can't stop the rhymes . . . the atomic joke is on you. Only the amazing talents of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, the team who created Math Curse, could make science so much fun.---from the publisher

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