You are hereHome › College of Education & Professional Studies (CEPS) › Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership › Mesa, Jennifer C. › The poetry of science Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Mesa, J. C., Klosterman, M. L., & Cronin-Jones, L. L. (2008). The poetry of science: A flexible tool for assessing elementary student science journals. Science and Children, 46(3), 36-41. Download PDF The poetry of science Details Title The poetry of science: A flexible tool for assessing elementary student science journals Contributor(s) Mesa, Jennifer C. (author)Klosterman, Michelle L. (author)Cronin-Jones, Linda L. (author) Located In Science and Children ISSN 0036-8148 Date 2008 Abstract Inquiry-based science offers rich hands-on and mind-on experiences that encourage students to ask and search for answers to their own questions. Writing about inquiry-based science experiences can provide students with opportunities to communicate their questions, observations, and reflections while expanding our instructional and assessment options as teachers. But how can teachers encourage and assess student writing in science? In this article, we describe P.O.E.T.R.Y., an authentic assessment tool that can be used to analyze elementary student science journal entries and track the development of both language arts and science skills and concepts.