January 11, 2010
BONUS! This Issue's Online-Only Printable:
- Periodic Puzzler
SKILL: Periodic Table
BASED ON: “Name That Element!” p. 16
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. Please note that the answer key has been removed.
Reproducibles from the Teacher's Edition
- Science News (Reading Comprehension)
- Check for Understanding (Reading Comprehension)
- Hard as a Rock (Chart-Reading Skills)
- Wild Lemurs (Reading-Comprehension Skills)
This issue's Web Extras:
- Watch a video of Buzz Lightyear’s record spaceflight at:
- View a video of a Bagheera KiIplingi spider hunting its next vegetable meal:
- To find a rock and mineral club near you, visit:
- Learn more about lemurs and the Duke Lemur Center at:
- To find out more about how some lawyers work to protect the environment, check out:
- For more Science Explorations content, visit:
Article-specific web links from this issue's Teacher's Edition:
- Want to know more about minerals? Visit the Mineralogical Society of America’s Mineralogy 4 Kids Web site at:
- For more rockhounding tips, tools, and lesson plans, visit the Franklin Institute’s Rock Hounds Web site:
- Download the lesson plans, game board, and a die to play your own rock cycle game from the Utah Education Network:
"Born in the USA"
- For videos, photo galleries, and an interactive map about lemurs, visit the American Museum of Natural History’s lemur Web site:
- Watch a National Geographic video of primatologist Miera Mayor searching for a rare species of sifaka lemur in the forests of Madagascar:
"Name That Element!"
- Visit the Jefferson Lab’s It’s Elemental! Web site to learn more about bismuth and all of the other elements on the periodic table:
- The American Chemical Society’s interactive periodic table has pop-up data, electron configuration charts, and more for all of the table’s elements:
- Check out this online interactive that explores the relationship between stars and the electromagnetic spectrum:
- Keep up-to-date with all of the new astronomical findings with the Hubblesite’s SkyWatch weekly podcasts at:
- Learn more about stars by studying real star data at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s SkyServer Web site (includes lesson plans for teachers):
Answer: Gold is on the left and pyrite is on the right.