November 8, 2010
Science World is now offering comprehensive online resources for subscribers. The digital package for this issue will help you teach the cover story "Taking Stock of Sea Life" on page 14.
- Start your lesson by showing this POWERPOINT, which will introduce your students to the new ocean species found during the Census of Marine Life.
- Next, read the article, “Taking Stock of Sea Life,” p. 14, that discusses what the Census of Marine Life discovered about the world’s oceans. Your entire class can view a DIGITAL VERSION of the article using your SMART Board or whiteboard and computer projector.
After reading the story, have students complete the CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING skills sheet as a class or individually to test their reading comprehension.
Special Science-Project Insert
Turn to page 23 in November’s double issue to check out our Science-Project Guide Insert. Then download our ONLINE SCIENCE-PROJECT GUIDE, which contains further information for students on how to develop their own winning science project.
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)
Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages
"I Want THAT Job!"
- See a video of Jennifer Pramuk talking about why many frogs face the threat of extinction.
“T. rex Brought to Life”
- VIDEO EXTRA: View a time-lapse video of Sue’s skeleton being assembled.
- Read a transcript of Scholastic’s interview with Sue Hendrickson.
- Discover why T. rex was such a great predator.
- Check out Wired magazine’s online gallery of dinosaur spikes, jaws, and claws.
“Name That Element!”
- Visit the Jefferson Lab’s It’s Elemental Web site to learn more about iodine and other elements on the periodic table.
- Learn more about the history of iodized salt at the Salt Institute.
- For a photographic tour of the periodic table, check out Theodore Gray’s The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Atom in the Universe, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009. Gray also has an iPad app based on this book called The Elements.
“Taking Stock of Sea Life”
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch interviews with scientists and videos of weird sea creatures .
- Learn all about the ocean at this Smithsonian Web site .
- Find lesson plans and activities about the ocean sorted by grade level at this Web site run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch voice scientist Nandhu Radhakrishnan test singers’ vocal abilities.
- Learn all about the science of singing at this online exhibit.
- Read how puberty affects the vocal cords, larynx, and sound of male teens’ voices.