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Science in the News

Article ONLY due Wednesday September 28.  We will do the writing in class this time.

Science in the News

Procedure:

  1. Find articles in newspapers, approved websites (a list of these will be provided by your science teacher), and/or current magazines relating to Earth Science.
  2. Read the complete article.
  3. Cut out the article or print the article. If the article is from the newspaper or a magazine, the complete title of the source and the date must be included with the article. If the article is printed from a website, it must include the source information and date of the article.
  4. Complete an article summary sheet for each article.

Article Requirements:

  1. Must be a main article, NOT a news brief
  2. Article must be from an approved source
  3. May not be from the weather page
  4. Must include articles from three different Earth Science topics (Planetary Science, Weather, Earth’s Crust, Water)

Due Dates:          Articles due for approval                              Summary Due

Article #1                            9-28-11                                              10-5-11

Article #2                            12-7-11                                              12-14-11

Article #3                            2-15-12                                              2-22-12

Article #4                            4-11-12                                              4-18-12

 

 

Approved websites for Science in the News articles

Science News for Kids

               http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

Science News

               http://www.sciencenews.org/

Geology.com

               http://geology.com/news/

BBC Science News

               http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment/

National Geographic

               http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

               go to Kids – News  -- Science and Space

Earth and Sky

               http://earthsky.org/

New York Times

               http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html

Chicago Tribune

               http://www.chicagotribune.com/

Northwest Herald

               http://www.nwherald.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science in the News

Name _________________________________________ Today’s Date_____________

Title of Article_________________________________________________Article # _____________

Article came from ______________________________________Article Date ______________________

                                                            (name of newspaper,  magazine, or website)                    

Summary of the Article (minimum of 6 sentences)  Your summary should cover the ENTIRE article.  Be sure to include the key science information from the article.

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What branch of Earth Science does this article relate to?  Explain the connection in complete sentences. (Planetary Science, Weather, Earth’s Atmosphere, Earth’s Crust, Water)

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Vocabulary: Choose three words from the article. Write the word and a definition IN YOUR OWN WORDS.   No names please!  (Do not include the vocabulary word or any form of it in your definition.)

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  3. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Interesting Fact: Describe an interesting fact you learned from reading this article.  Be specific and give details in sentences.

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