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.
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)
Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages
I Want THAT Job!
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch hurricane hunters fly into the eye of the storm.
“Drilling for Oil”
- Learn more about the science of oil spills at this Web site run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- For updated news on the oil spill, visit Scholastic News Online.
- Get timelines, photos, and more facts about the Gulf oil spill at the University of Miami’s oil spill response Web site.
“Animal Vision Revealed”
- Learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum at this NASA Web site.
- Check out this lesson plan about the science of vision at the Neuroscience for Kids Web site.
- How does the human eye work? To find out, visit this web site.
- Learn more about Matt and Brenda’s project at The Rockefeller University’s DNAHouse Web site.
- The Canadian Museum of Nature ’s Web site has information on the human genome, along with many resources.
- The University of Utah’s Learn.Genetics Web site has background information, as well as interactive labs on building your own DNA molecule.