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"Using children's literature with a science focus allows children to bring their own background of experiences to the text and extend their understanding of concepts and skills in the classroom. This understanding transfer and extends naturally in the home. When literature is used to teach science, the benefits are two-fold. Literacy is encouraged and science is at the front-line. This language-based approach to science instruction helps teachers apply their language arts skills, linking them to children's science learning."from: Literature & science breakthroughs by Jo-Anne Lake, p.13.
"This is the underlying question of science fiction. What will happen to society, individuals, and/or the universe, if this aspect of science operates thus. It is the thrust that starts the speculation. From this point, the science within the story is as consistent with what is known as possible, with the realm of the story being told..." from: No limits: devleoping scientific literacy using science fiction by Julie Czerneda, p.3.