NSTA's peer-reviewed journal for middle level and junior high school science teachers
Volume 29, Number 5
This issue's focus: Weather
14 What Happens to Animals During Hurricanes? (free!)
Teachable Moments With Extreme Weather and Animals
Address student compassion and interest in animal welfare with discussions about the environment and a biology activity.
20 In Search of Air Pollution
Use this web-based lesson to introduce students to real data on pollution in their own states and counties.
24 Weather to Make a Decision
Try DECIDE, a teacher-friendly, integrated approach designed to stimulate learning by allowing students to make decisions using scientific weather principles.
Julie E. Hoyle, James W. Mjelde, and Kerry K. Litzenberg
28 Engaging Ecosystems
These inquiry projects ensure that students use higher-level thinking skills to improve the community and investigate global and environmental issues.
Susan Duncan, Jerry Papers, Woody Franzen, and Pat Otto
32 When Art Meets Einstein
Learn about the composition A New World View, the World Year of Physics, the American Physical Society, and Einstein’s contributions to science.
American Physical Society
6 Opportunity Knocks
Count birds with a buddy!
Survivor guide for new teachers
Ground water adventurers
8 Scope’s Scoops
Science in the news
Hidden in the flames
The existence of CLANs
10 Scope on Safety
Safety information for your classroom
How to prevent a shattering safety experience
34 Science Sampler
Short activities and strategies
Handmade weather instruments
Inquiry with earthworms
The Hot Zone: An interdisciplinary project on viruses
Torricelli, Pascal, and PVC pipe
45 Manuscript Guidelines
46 Teacher’s Toolkit
How-to strategies and practical advice for teachers
50 After the Bell
Extracurricular science activities
Calories, energy, and the food you eat
54 Scope on the Skies
Astronomy throughout the year
Follow the Drinking Gourd
58 NSTA Recommends
Reviews of the latest resources
66 NSTA Conventions
67 Index of Advertisers
68 Mystery Photo
Can you identify this image?