Science in the News deliver high interest content that teaches your students about current events in the ever-changing world of science. Students practice reading informational text while you reinforce key science standards. This resource teaches students the core ideas and concepts of science. Students will also learn about the practices used by real scientists and engineers. Reading these stories may inspire students to ask questions, identify problems to solve and then pursue answers and design solutions.
Science in the news is written at three reading levels as indicated by the level dots on the cover. Three dots for upper elementary, two dots for middle elementary and one dot for early elementary readers. Each edition covers a variety of stem subjects. Look for the identifier at the beginning of each story to indicate whether it addresses life, earth, space or physical science. Other stories cover technology, engineering or the processes of science.
In a single addition, students might read about a newly discovered species, a breakthrough in robotics and a fascinating discovery in deep space. The last page provides an age-appropriate activity to let students respond to what they read as you assess their reading comprehension. All editions are available as downloadable PDFs and as projectables. Use each new addition to get children excited about science topics. Browse the archive of past editions to find stories that relate to the subjects students are studying as you teach Science A-Z units. As long as there is science, there will be new discoveries and breakthrough to report. Use science in the news to bring the far-reaching world of science right to students desks.
Beside science in the news, there are the other features in Science A-Z. Those are instructional units, nonfiction units, nonfiction books, process activities, focus books, engaging e-learning resources, quick reads and science fair resources. Instructional units has a collection of lessons which are customizable and multilevel reading materials which offered at 3 grade spans acToss 4 scientific domains. They are life science, physical science, earth and space science and process science. Non fiction books discuss about core concepts and has details that support unit instruction at 3 levels of reading that is low, mid, and high, within each of grade spanning K-2, 3-4, and 5-6. Process activities provide practice which is hands-on with the concepts of unit through kid-friendly science experiments and engaging activities. Focus books aid students focus more deeply to the topics which consist of various high-interest related to each instructional unit and connect to a science concept which is crosscutting. Engaging e-learning resources can improve your school-to-home connection with fun e-books in computer-based and mobile formats. Quick reads are able to support the students’ critical thinking and reading practice with short, magazine-like articles with discussion which is optional, writing and homework activities. Science fair resources is a feature that offer classroom which is comprehensive to support K-6 science fair projects like teacher guides, project ideas, a student guide and a scoring rubric.