Extra! Extra! Read all about science

Teachers and experts share their secrets on using the news to enrich science class

By Andrew Bridges, 15:52 PM July 25, 2012

When Sharon Reuter gives her sixth-grade science students a news story to read over the weekend, their response often brings a smile to her face.

 

Yay! No homework!

 

The assignment is, of course, very much homework. It includes plenty for her students to read, new vocabulary words to define and questions to answer, all on a standard form. Reuter’s students must find the who, when, where and what in the science article, whether it’s about Mount St. Helens rumbling back to life or the latest ou...

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