February 22, 2010

BONUS! This Issue's Online-Only Printables:

In "Floating Festival," p. 6, you read about a hot-air balloon festival in New Mexico. Learn more about how hot-air balloons fit into the history of inventions that lifted people to new heights. [PDF: SKILLS SHEET] Then, check out some other ways to liftoff besides using hot air with this skills sheet. [PDF: SKILLS SHEET]

After reading "Art Sleuth," p. 8, explore more ways that science and art intersect with this feature article from Science World's archives. [PDF: ARTICLE] Afterward, experiment with solvents in this related hands-on activity. [PDF: HANDS-ON ACTIVITY]

In "Cool Vacation," p. 12, you read about teens exploring a glacier in the U.S. Learn more about the power of glaciers with this experiment. [PDF: HANDS-ON ACTIVITY] Then, use this mapping activity to discover other places that have glaciers. [PDF: SKILLS SHEET]

Teacher's Edition
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Reproducibles from the Teacher's Edition

Haiti Update

A very slow recovery is expected in Haiti. Read more about the crisis, here:
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=705

Video Extras: Videos for every feature article!

Article-specific web links from this issue's Teacher's Edition:

"Floating Festival"

"Art Sleuth"

  • Read about the search for Leonardo’s missing mural and Seracini’s other projects at:
    http://cisa3.calit2.net 
  • Check out the Museum of Science in Boston’s Web site that accompanied their exhibit about the life, art, and science of Leonardo da Vinci:
    www.mos.org/leonardo
  • Learn more about Leonardo’s painting Madonna of the Yarnwinder by using this interactive Web site to see what a comprehensive scientific analysis reveals about the painting:
    www.universalleonardo.org/scientificAnalysis.php

"Cool Vacation"

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