September 27, 2010

Science World is now offering comprehensive online resources for subscribers. The digital package for this issue will help you teach the cover story "Drilling for Oil" on p. 8.

Start your lesson by showing this POWERPOINT, which will introduce your students to of offshore oil drilling and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.• Next, read the article, “Drilling for Oil,” p. 8, that discusses the risks of offshore oil drilling. 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 MAP and ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will challenge your students to use their map-reading skills to learn more about the critters whose breeding and nesting habitats were threatened by the Gulf spill.

Teacher's Edition
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)

Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages

I Want THAT Job!

“Drilling for Oil”

“Animal Vision Revealed”

“DNA Trackers”