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Penguins and Polar Bears Integrates Science and Literacy

Science  28 Jan 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6016, pp. 413
DOI: 10.1126/science.1196976

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Science is often not included in elementary school curriculum despite the recognized importance of early development of science concepts and skills (13). In addition, there are few science resources available online that are focused on elementary school students. This combined state of affairs inspired the creation of an online magazine for elementary school teachers and their students: Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.