- Scientific American
Short, but informative article "previews" that can be used as an anticipatory set - quick-write, bell activity or reading comprehension quiz.
- The New York Times Learning Network
Variety of uses, Science Q & A and/or News Snapshot could be used as anticipatory set--quick-write, bell activity or reading comprehension quiz
- RHL School
All are written at elementary &/or middle school level, work well for concept reinforcement as bell work/reading comprehension activities. Short, quick, questions are already written.
- University of Houston--The Engines of Our Ingenuity
These are somewhat short, but informative articles from a radio show that can be use as an anticipatory set--quick-write, bell activity or reading comprehension quiz. Questions would have to be written.
On-line teacher resource. Have to search to find applicable reading comprehension activities (industrial revolution--nylon)
- ScienCentralNews--Making Sense of Science
Videos could be shown smartboard, Vision or LCD. (They are the same as the article). Articles for reading comprehension activities, questions would have to be written. Huge range of topics which reinforce how science areas relate to fcs classes.
Videos &/or Slide Shows could be shown smartboard, Vision or LCD. Short reference articles for reading comprehension activities, questions would have to be written.
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- The Why Files--Science Behind the News
These are somewhat short, but informative articles that can be used for reading comprehension/strategies. Questions would have to be written. The interactives are cool, but don't apply to our area (blew a lot of time on the baseball batting)
- Hot Chalk--The Lesson Plan Page
Quick experiments that reinforce science principles.
- The Lemelson Center-- The Study of Invention and Innovation (Smithsonian Museum)
1st address is "home", 2nd address is bio's of inventors, 3rd address is "Importance of Play" featuring massive amount of stuff, 4th address is "Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American Textile History" curriculum featuring math, science, history.