TI-AIE: Using stories: environment

What this unit is about

Storytelling has been an integral part of Indian culture for thousands of years, with many stories being passed on from one generation to another. Using such traditional tales told as a story or poem, as well as those written by contemporary Indian authors, can provide an enriching teaching tool in the elementary science classroom.

Listening to and reading stories can enable students to explore a range of concepts with more enthusiasm. Stories and poems can be used to introduce new topics and terminology, explain abstract ideas, and present scientific problems. Thus they provide an excellent basis for meaningful scientific inquiry.

This unit explores the use of traditional and contemporary stories and poems to help teach elementary science in an engaging way.

What you can learn in this unit