April 19, 2010
This issue, EVERY FEATURE ARTICLE of Science World includes:
• A DIGITAL VERSION of the article to project onscreen
• A related VIDEO
• A BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE
• LESSON PLAN for this online content
Click on the stories below to check out their digital packages! You can show the 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 and will get them excited about reading the related article. Finally, wrap up your lesson with the BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE! For other tips, be sure to check out the LESSON PLAN for all of this online content!
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)
Click here for more microbial artwork.
- Lights, Camera, Action!
Watch this episode of Super Natural Adventures to learn more about the Costa Rican rain forest.
- Futuristic Farm
Take a tour of the Science Barge and its hydroponic systems.
- Floating Junkyard
Watch conservationist Charles Moore talk about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
- A Whole New World
Watch a video about global warming and our changing planet.
- I Want THAT Job!
See eco-cop Neil Stevens patrol the streets of New York City.
- TE Teacher-to-Teacher Tip link: Learn more about Cornell Notes.
Article-specific web links from this issue's Teacher's Edition:
"LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!" P. 8
- The Jacobus brothers have shot parts of their videos at the Tirimbina Rainforest Center. Click here to learn more about the rain forest and what the center does.
- The brothers have also taken tours with guides at Aventuras Sarapiquí adventure tour company, which you can visit here.
- Find out more about Costa Rica's biodiversity at the National Biodiversity Institute's Web site
- Want to know all about the world's rain forests? Check out Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia's entry.
"FUTURISTIC FARM," P. 12
- Visit the Groundwork Hudson Valley's Web site to learn more about the Science Barge and its other projects.
- Learn more about hydroponics at the University of Arizona's Web site about growing hydroponic tomatoes.
"FLOATING JUNKYARD," P. 16
- Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the North Pacific Gyre at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's Marine Debris Web site.
- Check out this interactive Web site called 5 Gyres that sums up all of the problems with plastic marine debris and what people are doing to solve the problem.
- Download a lesson plan about marine debris from the Center for Microbial Oceanography.
"A WHOLE NEW WORLD," P. 20
- Learn more about climate change from NASA's Climate Kids Web site.
- Read an article about replenishing Lake Chad's waters in Africa's first online science magazine.
- CNN's Anderson Cooper visits a new island in Greenland that was created by the receding ice sheet.
- Do you want to help your students have a better understanding of climate change? Check out Purdue University's Activities for Conceptualizing Climate and Climate Change Web site. It's full of lesson plans and teaching modules for grades 7 through 12.