This two page worksheet challenges students to analyze a scientific article. Main idea, key terms, summary. I created this lesson for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at my middle school. I've traditionally used magazines and the internet as the source of the article. This lesson is a great way to incorporate both science and ELA common core standards (such as: “Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context”). You provide a reading assignment and the rest of the lesson is done! Perfect for a sub! A great way to challenge student thinking as while reading current events. Approximately one class period in length (as a point of reference, I teach a 50-minute class). Created by Mister Science.
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