Straight from the Headlines

I was recently reading the September/October, 2020 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column “Straight from the Headlines”  written by Patty McGinnis. There are many ways that current events can be incorporated into the classroom.  Current events can be used as an introductory phenomenon to a problem, can support a claim, or can be utilized to provide students with an engineering task.  The use of websites can provide teachers with vetted articles about recent events and current events, most of which are identified by Lexile score.  Resources include:

Readworks — http://readworks.org

TweenTribune — https://www.tweentribune.com

Science News for Students — https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org

Science Daily — https://www.sciencedaily.com


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