Using Poetry to Teach about Minerals in Earth Science Class
Audrey Rule, Sharon Kane January 2004 Journal of Geoscience Education vol 52 number 1, p 10-14
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses a class which incorporates poetry into science teaching in order to expand the curriculum beyond content knowledge or process skills. In this undergrad class, students researched a mineral of their choice and then wrote a poem that contained facts and their personal reaction to the mineral. The exercise appeared to enhance students' perceptions and learning experiences through an appreciation of mineralogy.