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Teacher’s Questions for Antarctica Alive

Teacher’s Questions for Antarctica Alive

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Before reading:

  1. Name three types of life found on Antarctica.
  2. Do you think Antarctica was always as cold and icy as it is today? Explain your answer.

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Teacher’s Questions for Coma

Teacher’s Questions for Coma

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Before reading:

  1. What is sleep?
  2. How does the body feel pain?
  3. Have you ever been under anesthesia? How did you feel after it was over?

During reading:

How creativity powers science

Ask most people to identify a creative person, and they'll probably describe an artist — Picasso, Shakespeare or even Lady Gaga.

But what about a Nobel prize–winning chemist? Or a team of engineers that figures out how to make a car engine operate more efficiently?

Creativity, it turns out, is not only the domain of painters, singers and playwrights, says Robert DeHaan, a retired Emory University cell biologist who now studies how to teach creative thinking.

“Creativity is the creation of an idea or object that is both novel and useful,” he explains. “Creativity is a new idea that has value in solving a problem, or an object that is new or useful.”

Caecilians Teacher’s Questions

Caecilians Teacher’s Questions

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Before reading:

  1. Name two kinds of amphibians. What makes these types of animals different from reptiles, birds and mammals?

During reading:

Teacher's Questions for Hobbits

Teacher’s Questions for Hobbits

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Before reading:

  1. How are humans different from other animals? How are we different from our closest living relatives: apes and monkeys?
  2. How do fossils and artifacts (like stone tools) help scientists learn about our ancestors?
  3. When someone mentions the term Hobbit, what do you think they mean?

During reading:

Teacher’s Questions for Engineered Meat

Teacher’s Questions for Engineered Meat

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Before reading:

  1. Have you ever thought about whether food and drink that you consume have ingredients that were grown in a lab instead of on a farm? What kinds of ingredients in your food and beverages do you think could have been lab-grown?
  2. Would you eat meat that was grown in a lab instead of on a farm? Explain why or why not.

During reading:

Teachers Questions for Dead Zones

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Before reading:

  1. What do sea animals and plants need to survive in the water?
  2. What allows large quantities of algae to “bloom” in coastal waters? And why is the growth of these communities a good thing or a bad thing?

During reading:

Teachers' Questions for exoplanets

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Before reading:

  1. How many planets do you think there are beyond the solar system we live in?
  2. How do you think scientists are able to detect these planets beyond our solar system?

During reading:

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