Teacher Review For Science News for Students

Great supplemental learning for math, science, and language arts!

Wilma A.
Classroom teacher
Huntington Middle School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I often use Science News for Kids to supplement my lessons in science. The site is user friendly, although you need to spend some time with it yourself to know just where and to which articles and activities to guide your students. It's great for document based activities, and often includes graphs and charts to interpret as well. The articles flow well, and are generally easy to understand. My students like to use it in small group settings in which they read the articles, and then practice questioning each other about what they have learned.
My Take
Science News for Kids is a great tool to use in the classroom. Like other websites, many students can also access it at home or at libraries, etc. Many times, my students will come to class excited to share something they've read or done the night before on their own. I definitely recommend this site!