February 14, 2011

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

  • Start your lesson by showing this SLIDESHOW MOVIE, which will introduce your students to the various bionic body parts in use today.
  • Next, read the article, Bionic Body Parts, p. 8, that explains how different bionic body parts work. 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 interactive, self-scoring CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING skills sheet. This can be done as a class or individually to test students’ reading comprehension.
  • Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS, ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will challenge your students to make a model of a bionic body part.

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

Online-only Check For Understanding Skills Pages


Science News

  • VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video that shows how energy bubbles at the center of our galaxy were discovered.

Cool Jobs

  • Watch a video to learn how chocolate is made.

Bionic Body Parts

  • VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video of Patrick Kane using his limb.
  • Just like the Olympics, the Paralympics is a worldwide competition. It is for athletes with disabilities. Visit the International Paralympics Web site for science lesson plans and more.

Who You Callin’ Ugly?

  • VIDEO EXTRA: Watch how the star-nosed mole “sees” with its nose.

Mining Lithium for Your iPod

  • VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video about the lithium mines in the Salar de Atacama.
  • Check out a slide show about Bolivia’s salt flats at TIME magazine’s Web site.

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