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Science Scope Dec 2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4

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In the Current Issue of Science Scope (Dec 2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4):
 
Our Earth is covered with impact craters, fault lines, and storm damage from natural hazards that have plagued our planet in the past. Learn more about the fascinating forces of nature with the activities found in this issue of Science Scope so you can better understand the next disaster that comes our way.
 
Below are links to full-text articles (EBSCO Discovery Service courtesy of Rizal Library). On-campus access only.
 
By: Liftig, Inez. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p1-1. 2/3p.
An introduction is presented in which the author discusses several reports from the issue on topics related to the "Next Generation Science Standards," specifically standards for teaching Earth and Human Activity, covering topics such as earthquakes, tectonics, and tsunamis.
 
Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p6-8. 2p. 
The article presents news briefs from the scientific community as of December 2013.
 
By: Goldberg, Allison; Davis, John; Eitel, Karla. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p10-17. 8p.
The article presents a lesson plan designed to teach middle school students about landscapes featuring sand, soil, and vegetation and how engineering design can impact the forces that change landscapes.
 
By: Dieker, Lisa; Finnegan, Lisa; Grillo, Kelly; Garland, Dennis. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p18-22. 5p.
The article examines how co-teaching techniques can be used by middle school science teachers to support students with disabilities in inclusive settings.  
 
By: Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p23-28. 6p.
The article presents a lesson plan that functions as a formative assessment of basic Earth concepts, particularly Earth hazards and tectonic fundamentals.
 
By: Burrows, Jill; Bodzin, Alec; Anastasio, David; Sahagian, Dork; Bressler, Denise; Cirucci, Lori; Rutzmoser, Scott; Teletzke, Allison. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p29-37. 9p.
The article presents a lesson plan designed to teach Earth science concepts to middle school students, particularly tectonics and geospatial thinking through the use of online geographic information systems (GIS).
 
By: Sardone, Nancy. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p38-44. 7p.
The article examines methods of linking science and social studies curricula in order to promote deep thinking and meaning in support of student learning in both subjects. 
 
By: Hoffmann, Kathryn. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p45-50. 6p.
The article presents a lesson plan in which students examine and apply earthquake engineering principles to building and bridges in the school's town.
 
By: d'Alessio, Matthew; Horey, Therese. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p51-57. 7p.
The article presents a lesson plan designed to teach students about basic earthquake processes as well as how to design early warning systems.
 
By: Welborn, Jennifer. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p58-68. 11p.
A lesson plan is presented for a simulation designed to demonstrate to students the mechanism by which antibacterial resistance exists through the process of natural selection.
 
By: Moyer, Richard H.; Everett, Susan A. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p72-79. 8p.
A lesson plan is presented in which students learn to design a procedure to test the breaking point of threads made from various materials, including polyester, nylon, and steel cable.
 
By: Roy, Ken. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p82-84. 3p
The article examines the possible health risks related to pregnant teachers working in middle school science laboratories.
 
By: Riddle, Bob. Science Scope. Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p86-89. 4p.
The article discusses several topics related to astronomy, including the level of near-Earth objects (NEO) such as asteroids and comets, the visibility of Comet ISON in December 2013, and the Geminids and Ursids meteor showers.
 
Access the contents of the past issues of this journal through the following databases made available by the Rizal Library for on-campus use:
 
 
Printed issues of the journal are also available at the EMC Faculty Reading Room. 

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