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From skill-building activity sheets to review games, Science World offers a wealth of teaching resources to help you meet your most important instructional goals.

With each subscription, you get:

Print and Digital Editions

Each subscription includes 10 print magazines sent to your classroom throughout the school year plus access to the digital versions at scienceworld.scholastic.com.

Teacher’s Guide

Each issue of Science World includes a Teacher’s Guide with helpful tools for using the magazine in your classroom. Inside, you’ll find step-by-step lesson plans with guiding questions that correspond to feature articles in the magazine with clear correlation to the Next Generation Science Standards. Here’s where you can download each Teacher’s Guide for the entire issue.

Skills Sheets

The Teacher’s Guide also includes printable or projectable standards-aligned skills sheets that accompany each article. Our standards-aligned, interdisciplinary skills sheets support reading comprehension and writing skills and reinforce science and engineering practices. They are easy to print or assign through Google Classroom (or other learning management systems). For more information about skills sheets, click here

Google Quizzes

In addition to printable skills sheets, Science World also includes a customizable Google News Quiz—an interactive multiple-choice quiz covering the science news section of the magazine that can be shared directly with your students in Google Classroom. To learn more about using Google Quizzes, click here.

Reading Comprehension

Every issue of Science World includes a Check for Understanding skills sheet, which asks questions about the entire magazine and promotes critical thinking.

Answer Key

You can find an answer key for the student edition and all online skills sheets here.

Templates

Help students master science practices and build their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills with our library of graphic organizers, including brainstorming tools and reading comprehension activities. These templates can be used with any Science World article. To access these skills sheets, click here.

Interactive Games

Each issue comes with one Sci-Triv Jeopardy!-style quiz game to test your students’ reading comprehension of the articles in the magazine. Find the game here.

Leveled Texts

Every feature article in Science World is available at two reading levels. Select the article that you want to read. If it’s a feature article, the multiple reading levels will appear in the toolbar on the left. Choose the preferred level. The Text-to-Speech tool can also be used to read either level aloud.

Background Videos

Instantly capture students’ attention with engaging, ad-free videos that include the option for closed-captioning. Background videos make great pre-reading activities and build essential core knowledge on topics covered in the magazine.

Videos can be found throughout our site: on article pages, on issue pages, in our video archive, and within each issue’s presentation view.

Standards

Science World supports all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Plus nonfiction articles, discussion prompts, and literacy-based skills sheets help you meet national and state standards, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in reading and writing. For more information, click here. Refer to the Teacher’s Guide for specific standards covered in a particular issue.

Crossword Puzzle

Every issue includes a crossword puzzle that highlights vocabulary and clues found throughout the issue. The crossword puzzle can be found here.

Text and Skill Sets

These collections of editor-curated content center around a particular theme or set of skills. Themed text sets include collections of our favorite articles on particular science topics or themes. Skills set packages include articles and activities designed to give your students’ skills a boost. Find text and skill sets here.

Contests

We love hearing from our readers! Science World holds contests throughout the school year to actively engage your students in issue-related science topics. Keep an eye out online and in your Teacher’s Guide for the latest contests.