Monday, January 18, 2016

Gravity and a Freebie {A Must Read Science Mentor Text}

Hi! I'm excited to share a quick Must Read Mentor Text for Science!

It's called Gravity by Jason Chin. It's great for introducing or reviewing the concept of gravity for students in grades 2-5.

I would use this book at the beginning of my unit on the solar system.  It uses simple language and beautiful illustrations to help students understand the importance of gravity and how it affects everything around us. 

At the end of the book, there are a couple pages with great facts about gravity. 

You could have your students make a class book about gravity. I always loved making class books! We would laminate and bind the completed pages and then put it in our class library so the kids could read it anytime for review. To make the class book, put the students into groups and assign each group a different concept about gravity to illustrate. For example, one group could do "more mass, more gravity" or "gravity keeps it all together." After students create their pages, you can laminate them and bind them together into a book. 

I've also created an interactive notebook flip book that you can use with students to record facts they learn about gravity. Students just paste it in to their science notebooks and write under the flaps. Click the image below to download this FREEBIE.

I hope you have a great week!


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