September 7, 2009
Science World PowerPoints
This year, Science World is introducing PowerPoint presentations to go along with select feature articles. They are perfect for use on SMART Boards, as well as on your school computer, or as handouts. Click here to download FOSSILS, this year's first PowerPoint presentation, or click here for more information.
H1N1 Flu Update
In this issue, students read about the H1N1 flu. Click here to get an update on what scientists have learned since that article went to press.
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. Please note that the answer key has been removed.
Reproducibles from the Teacher's Edition
- Check for Understanding (Multiple Choice)
- Check for Understanding (Short Answer)
- Bedbugs Are Back! (Chart-Reading Skills)
- Dig This! (Mapping Skills)
- Career Survey (Reading Comprehension)
Lesson Plans from the Teacher's Edition
This issue's Web Extras:
- To watch Jack the dog in action, check out this online video: www.thepittsburghchannel.com/health/19048575/detail.html
- See what other fossils are on display at the Alf Museum here: www.alfmuseum.org
- Learn more about RoboCup at www.robocup.org and RoboCup Junior for middle and high school competitors at http://rcj.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/
- Get more cat facts at this site from Snow Leopard Trust: www.snowleopard.org/catfactsclassroom/catfacts
- September 16 is International Ozone Day. The date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol. Find out more at: www.ozzyozone.org
Article-specific web links from this issue's Teacher's Edition:
- "Biting Back," p. 8
- The Harvard School of Public Health’s Web site answers your frequently asked questions about bedbugs: www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs .
- Check out a slide show about bedbugs at WebMD: www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/slideshow-bedbugs.
- The University of California’s Integrated Pest Management Web site has information about the life cycle and management of bedbugs: www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7454.html.
- "Teen Dinosaur Hunters," p. 10
- Paleontology’s Web site for teacher and student resources: www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education.
- Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Dinosaur Dig Web site: http://sdnhm.org/kids/dinosaur/index.html .
- Play games, take quizzes, and more at the American Museum of Natural History’s PaleontOLogy Web site: www.amnh.org/ology/index.php?channel=paleontology.
- "In Search of Snow Leopards," p. 14
- Check out some classroom activities provided by the Snow Leopard Conservancy at this Web site:
- The Planet Earth “Mountains” segment shows rare footage of a snow leopard hunting prey: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/planet-earth-mountains-snow-leopard-hunt.html.
- Learn more about threatened species at the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’ Web site: www.iucnredlist.org.
- "Saving the Ozone Layer," p. 18
- For lesson ideas using atmospheric data from NASA, go to http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/L9_Murphy.html.
- Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself from harmful UV rays, at the EPA’s SunWise Kids Web site: www.epa.gov/sunwise/kids/kids_ozone.html.
- NASA’s Ozone Hole Watch Web site has a multimedia gallery full of ozone-related videos and animations: http://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov/multimedia/index.html.