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December 2016

Today’s students consume energy throughout the day through phones, tablets, and laptops. But how many of them can explain what happens to the energy once it drains out of their batteries or how a battery is charged when it is plugged into an outlet? Explore these and other questions related to the conservation and transfer of energy in this issue of Science Scope.

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November 2016

Many students feel vulnerable when they step into the science classroom and will be in need of various types of support if they are to be successful in science. You can help more of your students step into the classroom with confidence with the help of the teaching strategies featured in this issue of Science Scope.

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October 2016

Students often return to the classroom after visiting spectacular examples of Earth science processes during their summer vacations. Why not ask them to share their best selfies with Earth science phenomena featured in the background before you introduce some of the related activities in this issue of Science Scope?

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September 2016

We’d like to welcome you to the new and improved Science Scope, which features an updated design, new content, and most importantly, a new editor—Patty McGinness (see "From the Editor's Desk"). After you’ve had a chance to review all the changes we’ve made to your journal, please let us know what you think so we can continue to improve and better serve your needs.

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July 2016

Juno’s mission to Jupiter is one of the latest aerospace engineering marvels that is expanding our understanding of our solar system and the universe. Help launch the next wave of engineers that will build on Juno’s success by sharing the activities found in this issue with your students.

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April 2016

Tablets are quickly becoming the new notebook in classrooms, and the apps available today can help students create, collaborate, and communicate in new and exciting ways. Learn how to use these tools and other teaching strategies to connect science to language arts and the Common Core in this issue of Science Scope.

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March 2016

Seeing is believing—and it can also lead to understanding, as is the case when you use a thermal imaging camera to explore the concept of the conservation of energy. This is just one of the hands-on activities you’ll find in this issue that will help you explain physical science concepts to your middle level students.

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February 2016

When looking for information on genetics and heredity, X or Y can mark the spot to start your search. Dig in to the activities in this issue to learn more about how traits are passed from one generation to the next. We are sure you will uncover a valuable lesson or two among the trees, peas, and telephone chatter.

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January 2016

New Caledonian crows are master tool makers and users. They have even been known to stash their favorite tools in the hollows of trees so they can be retrieved and reused for another meal. Check out this issue's Tried and True column for a crow-foraging activity that is sure to engage and inform your students as they explore animal communication, cooperation, and decision-making.

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