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.

Teacher's Edition
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”

“The Brain on Love”

“Skate Like a Pro”

"Gross Out"