September 6, 2010
Science World is now offering comprehensive online resources for subscribers. The digital package for this issue will help you teach the cover story "Leap From Space" on p. 8.
- Start your lesson by showing this POWERPOINT, which will introduce Felix Baumgartner and his upcoming sky diving feat.
- Next, read the article, "Leap From Space," p. 8, about Baumgartner's record-breaking leap from the edge of space. Your entire class can view a DIGITAL VERSION of the article using your Whiteboard or computer projector.
- After reading the story together, display the CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING skills sheet on your whiteboard or projector to test your students' reading comprehension.
- Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will challenge your students to use their graph-reading skills to learn more about the layers of the atmosphere.
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)
Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages
- Check out new up-close images and videos of the sun at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Web site.
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video of wildlife biologist Ullas Karanth talking about his job. Click on "Videos."
- Want to learn more about the Red Bull Stratos project? Visit its Web site.
- Learn more about the layers of the atmosphere.
- Do you have what it takes to go into space? Learn more about the history of NASA's human spaceflight program.
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch as various scavengers eat the remains of a whale fall.
- Most dung beetles are in the scarab family of insects. Visit the University of Nebraska State Museum's Web site to find out more about these creatures.
- Read a first-hand account of a search for whale falls.