January 3, 2011
Science World is now offering comprehensive online resources for subscribers. The digital package for this issue will help you teach the cover story, "Fire in the Sky" on p. 8.
- Start your lesson by showing this POWERPOINT, which will introduce your students to the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
- Next, read the article, “Fire in the Sky,” p. 8, that discusses what happens when snow-capped glaciovolcanoes erupt. 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.
- Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will challenge your students to use their map-reading skills to learn more about where in the world glaciovolcanoes can be found.
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages
Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages
“Fire in the Sky”
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video of Eyjafjallajökull’s eruption.
- Find everything you ever wanted to know about volcanoes, as well as lesson plans, an art gallery, and games, at the Volcano World Web site sponsored by the NASA Oregon Space Grant Consortium.
- How Volcanoes Work is a Web site that describes the science behind volcanic processes. You can find historical information, images, animations, games, quizzes, and more.
“The Brain on Love”
- WEB EXTRA: Find out more about Brain: The Inside Story at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
- Learn more about the brain at the Neuroscience for Kids Web site.
- Read the article “Biology: Your Brain in Love” by Helen Fisher in TIME magazine about her research scanning the brains of people in love.
“Skate Like a Pro”
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video of Hawk pulling off the first 900.
- To find out more about Tony Hawk, visit his official Web site.
- Check out the Exploratorium’s Web site about the physics of skateboarding .
- Watch a video of physicist James Riordon explaining some of the physics behind his favorite skateboard moves.
- VIDEO EXTRA: Watch Oscar dance and chat with shelter workers.