Digital Packages

BIOLOGY

"TAGGED, YOU'RE IT," p. 12

Show a digital version of the article, “Tagged, You’re It,” p. 12, on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.

Be sure to click on the VIDEO EXTRA box to start your lesson with an anchoring video. This Web site gives your students numerous videos and sound clips of birds that they can watch and listen to. Once you have explored the videos and sound clips as a class, move on to reading the article about a teen birder.

Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will challenge your students to use their mapping skills to learn more about bird migration routes.

EARTH SCIENCE

"AN UPHILL CLIMB," p. 22

Show a digital version of the article, “An Uphill Climb,” p. 22, on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.

Be sure to click on the VIDEO EXTRA box to start your lesson with an anchoring video. This Web site gives your students several sound clips of frogs that live in Madagascar that they can listen to. Once you have explored the sound clips as a class, move on to reading the article about frogs and other species in Madagascar that are moving uphill in response to climate change.

Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE to learn more about the locations of the world’s largest islands, including Madagascar.

"OCEAN OF THE FUTURE," p. 24

First, show this slideshow PowerPoint before reading "Ocean of the Future," p. 24 to pique kids' interest.

Then use this digital version of the article on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.

Be sure to click on the VIDEO EXTRA box to start your lesson with the anchoring video. This video gives your students background knowledge about Erta Ale, one of the few volcanoes in the world with a lava lake. This volcano is located in a region that is in the process of becoming a new ocean—something that students will learn about in the related article.

Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will build students’ chart-reading skills while teaching them about volcanoes besides Erta Ale.

PHYSICS/CHEMISTRY

"BACK IN THE GAME," p. 8

Show a digital version of the article, “Back in the Game,” p. 8, on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.

Be sure to click on the VIDEO EXTRA box to start your lesson with an anchoring video. This video gives your students background knowledge about the Paralympics and their amazing athletes. It will get your kids excited about reading the related article about the Paralympic Games.

Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will test your students’ reading comprehension skills.

"POP PREDICTIONS," p. 16

Show a digital version of the article, “Pop Predictions,” p. 16, on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.

Be sure to click on the VIDEO EXTRA box to start your lesson with the anchoring video. This video features singer Taylor Swift. Ask your students what they do or don’t like about the song and how it compares to other songs they like. This will give your students a taste of what “musicologists” do—before they encounter this theme in the article.

Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will give your students practice making pie graphs while they learn about their peers’ musical preferences.

"NAME THAT ELEMENT!" p. 18

Show a digital version of the article, “Name That Element!,” p. 18, on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.

Wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will build your students’ chemistry vocabulary.

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