Table of Contents

Foreword by Lester Laminack viii

Acknowledgments x

1 Exploring Scientific Concepts with Children’s Literature 1

2 Pattern: The Superhero of Science 11

3 Cause and Effect: Making Ripples 29

4 Structure and Function: Appreciating the Paper Clip 42

5 Scale, Proportion, and Quantity: The Goldilocks Scale 58

6 Systems and System Models: Life in a Fishbowl 75

7 Energy and Matter: Let’s Get the Ball Rolling 92

8 Stability and Change: What’s the New Normal? 108

Afterword Are You Ready for the Championship of Crosscutting Concepts? 123

Children’s Literature Cited 125