Using Picture Books in Science Lessons is a zip folder containing 5 PDF files:
Linking Science and Literacy with Picture Books — an article with lessons and teaching ideas that incorporate picture books in science lessons with example lessons for teaching about spiders using One Hungry Spider by Jeannie Baker and discussions about critical thinking
A Scientist — a worksheet on which children draw and write about what they think a scientist is
Junior Arachnologist Badges — printable badges for children to wear when studying spiders and other arachnids
Picture Books in the Science Curriculum – F -2 – a Selection — a list of some picture book titles suitable for use in science lessons to stimulate children’s curiosity and questions — lists suggestions for each of the sciences
What Sat Beside Little Miss Muffet? — a worksheet on which children draw a spider as an introduction to a science biology unit about spiders
For other suggestions for teaching critical thinking using picture books in the science curriculum, see Using picture books to teach critical thinking in early years classrooms.
See below for a recording of the presentation made as part of the Growing Science series of webinars for the Science Teachers Association of Queensland in the lead up to Science Week in August 2021.