March 21, 2011
Science World is now offering comprehensive online resources for “Unlocking the Mysteries of Migration" on p. 12.
- Start your lesson by showing this ANCHOR VIDEO, which will introduce your students to some animals that embark on amazing migrations.
- Next, read the article, Unlocking the Mysteries of Migration, p. 12, that describes four different species’ unique migrations. Your entire class can view a DIGITAL VERSION of the article using your interactive whiteboard and computer projector.
- After reading the story, have students complete the 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 where your students will test a method of estimating animal populations. They can then compare their results with the estimation activity in the student edition, which examined a different way of estimating population sizes.
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answer keys have been removed.)
Online-only Skills Pages
- Germ Warfare
- Unlocking the Mysteries of Migration
- Name That Element!
- Self-Scoring Science News Quiz
Science News/Batty Behavior
Watch bats attempt to drink from smooth metal plates.
VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video about the RTS,S vaccine.
Learn more about mosquitoes and how they transmit malaria at the CDC’s Web site.
- The Seattle Times has a comprehensive Web site about malaria with articles, infographics, interviews, and more.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Migration
VIDEO EXTRA: Watch a video about migration.
Check out National Geographic’s comprehensive Web site that accompanies its Great Migrations mini-series.
Learn more about monarch butterfly migration.
Find out more about the Christmas Island red crab migration.
Name That Element!
Visit the Jefferson Lab’s It’s Elemental Web site to learn more about carbon and other elements on the periodic table.
Check out the American Chemical Society’s interactive periodic table.
For a photographic tour of the periodic table, check out Theodore Gray’s The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009. Gray also has an iPad app called The Elements!