Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, and Even More Picture Perfect Science Lessons, published by the National Science Teachers Association, have helped teachers deepen their content knowledge and integrate science and reading in a meaningful way. Each book contains ready-to-teach lessons and features engaging, science-related books tied to inquiry-based science lessons.
The authors, Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, received an Ohio Board of Regents grant in 2001 and a Toyota TAPESTRY grant in 2002 for their Picture-Perfect Science program. Since then, they have facilitated workshops at elementary schools, universities, and professional conferences across the country. Their books, Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, and Teaching Science Through Trade Books (co-authored with Dr. Christine Royce) ,have helped thousands of teachers nationwide deepen their content knowledge and integrate science and reading in a meaningful way. Picture-Perfect Science Lessons was an Association of Educational Publishers 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award winner, which recognizes the year’s top educational products, and More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons was a 2008 finalist. Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons was the winner of the 2014 Gold EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing. Ansberry and Morgan also contribute to a Teaching Through Trade Books column for NSTA’s elementary journal, Science & Children, where teachers can find many more ideas for using children’s literature to teach science.