Science in the News, published by Science A–Z, engages students in the ever-changing world of science. Each issue features compelling news stories for students written at three reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. Science in the News provides opportunities to teach critical thinking, inquiry, and the genre-specific, lifelong literacy skill of reading the news. The articles address current events in multiple areas of science, as well as technology and engineering. Activities in each issue ask students to respond to the reading and to demonstrate what they learned. The current issue, “Flying Like Iron Man,” is free to read in three levels—early elementary, middle elementary, and upper elementary. Teachers can download the issue at each reading level as a single-sided PDF, or access a projectable or ereader version online. Past issues from the Science in the News archive provide additional reading resources for whole-group instruction or independent practice.
Collaboration online can be daunting, especially when you are tasked with learning how to use new technology tools while at the same time continuing to support student learning, safety and well-being. But there are effective ways to bring some of the more traditional strategies you may be familiar with to the online classroom…
First Book, in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), has created the 2020–2021 Diversity in STEM Calendar, a free tool designed to help educators bring amazing moments of innovation to life and showcase the incredible contributions of diverse STEM pioneers with children across the country.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a nongovernmental organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions. WCS presents Field Sight brings the pioneering work of the Wildlife Conservation Society to the classroom.