It may not be the Oscar ... but then again, in our world it is!
Science World has won the two highest national awards in
educational journalism: the EdPress 2002 Golden Lamp Award for overall
excellence and the 2002 Periodical of the Year Award. The awards reflect
the magazine's commitment to making teachers' jobs easier,
more efficient and exciting. This year we'll add more interactive
charts and graphs, plus end-of-feature questions that help students
prepare for state-assessment tests. Don't miss a single 2002-03
issue, as we delve into the hottest headline topics in life and Earth
science, physics, space and technology, and health.
Page Content Summary
8 * Human SECRETS OF THE
Life Reproduction WOMB The human
Science * Cells journey from cell to
baby, plus prenatal
12 * Architecture ANIMAL ARCHITECTS
Physical * Forces Human architects take
Life physics lessons from
Science animal strategies.
16 * Ozone BAD AIR DAY The
Earth * Air cause and effects of
Science Pollution ground-level ozone.
18 * Water CROAK How
Life/ Pollution human activities
Earth * Ecosystems have impacted the
Science health of frogs.
Page Education Standards Teaching Tips
8 Grades 5-8: Reproduction After reading, introduce
Life and heredity * Structure and students to the birth
Science function in living systems process of nonmammals, like
Grades 9-12: The cell * reptiles and insects.
Behavior of organisms Compare basic differences.
Have students also debate
the issue of prenatal
surgery: Do the benefits
outweigh the risks?
12 Grades 5-8: Transfer of Hands-on activity on p. TE
Physical energy * Motions and forces 6. Walk students around
Life Grades 9-12: Motions and your school to observe
Science forces * Understandings architectural features that
about science and technology give the structure strength
and durability. Are there
parallels among animal
16 Grades 5-8: Structure of the Enhance understanding of
Earth Earth system * Personal health ozone levels as well as
Science Grades 9-12: Environmental chart-reading skills with
quality * Chemical reactions the Air Quality Index
activity on p. TE 5. Then
have students research the
air quality in their
neighborhood and brainstorm
ideas for improvement.
18 Grades 5.8: Populations and Before reading, have
Life/ ecosystems * Natural hazards students study the photo on
Earth Grades 9-12: Interdependence p. 18. Discuss immediate
Science of organisms * Environmental reactions. After reading,
quality perform the hands-on
activity on p. 20. Then ask
students how and if their
views about frogs have
Page Summary Content Teaching Tips
4 Science News Life News: Killer Check reading
Relate textbook Ants Make Peace * comprehension and
science to Freeze Frame: Six help students hone
current events. Feet Under * Health state-assessment
News: Calcium Crisis test-taking skills
* Physical News: with the multiple-
Walk `n' Roll * Tech choice quiz on p.
News: Featherweight TE 4.
* Short Take:
21 You Can Do it Thought-provoking * Critical-thinking
Oddities and photos: Gross Out? * debate: Is the
activities to What Is It? * Explain featherless chicken
enhance curiosity This * Mind-boggling on p. 21 an
and critical- puzzles: Brain Teaser efficient and
thinking skills. * Crossword effective creation
or a cruel