Science Reading Articles Volume 4: Pack of 10 Articles
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There are 10 science articles (with questions and answer keys) in this pack of secondary science sub plans. This is a great solution to both science literacy and science sub plans for the busy teacher. Finding reliable and interesting science articles on the internet or in periodicals is very time consuming. Formatting online articles to fit a printed page can also be challenging and can often waste time and paper. Worst of all, it's often difficult to find articles that will engage your students. This is where this volume of articles comes in! 

Besides using these articles for sub plans, they also help promote science literacy which is emphasized in many curricula including NGSS and TEKS standards

I have created professionally written and designed articles that will grab your students' attention. They will save you a lot of time and give you no-prep, ready to go printables at your fingertips. Questions and answer keys have been provided for all articles. Each science reading article is 1 and 1/3rd pages of text with 2/3rd pages of questions. In total, only two pages (or one page double-sided) to print for each student.

✿ All the ten articles in this volume combined are worth $29.90 at $2.99 each, but you save 25% with this collection and only pay 22.43, so each article is reduced to costing only $2.24.

✿ These 10 articles can also be found in my Science Reading Articles COMPLETE MEGA BUNDLE - An Entire Year of Articles for 35% OFF. (You pay $1.94 per article instead of $2.99)

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✿ Please click on the PREVIEW and then zoom in to read sections of all the the article to see if they are appropriate for your classes.

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NUMEROUS USES:

The great thing about articles is that they can be used for a variety of assignments if not used for a sub plan. There is a call for increased science literacy and the use of informational texts in classes, as well as a push to make science relevant to students. Engaging science articles are a good way to meet these needs. 

(1) No prep sub plans that are easy to hand out and collect.
(2) In school suspension plans that are handy for those unexpected times.
(3) Independent work for early finishers. 
(4) No prep extra credit assignment.
(5) Homework assignment.
(6) Warm up work for the beginning of class.
(7) Assign at the beginning of the week and take up at the end.

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INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES IN THIS VOLUME:

Article #31 – Food Designed for Space 
Students will learn about the challenges of designing food for astronauts, the requirements that space food must meet (like taking up very little space and having a long shelf-life at room temperatures), the different categories of space foods, how different equipment must be made for eating a meal in microgravity environments, and why food in space doesn't taste as good as it would on Earth. 

Article #32 – Is Life Better Without Pain? 
Students will learn about the usefulness of pain to survival and about CIPA (congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis). They will learn about the difficulties people with CIPA face because they cannot feel pain, the different types of nociceptors (pain neurons) that exist in humans, how mutations in a gene destroys nociceptors in people with CIPA, the concerns parents need to have if their child has CIPA and how CIPA is genetically inherited. 

Article #33 – Blood Doping: More Blood, More Medals
Students will learn about why athletes blood dope, the performance enhancement effects of blood doping, blood doping techniques like drugs that stimulate red blood cell production and blood transfusions that increase red blood cell counts immediately. As well they will learn about the effects of high altitude training on red blood cell production (which is a legal method of increasing red blood cell count) and about the World Anti-Drug Doping Agency's use of athlete biological passports to detect cheating. 

Article #34 – Hello Gastric Bypass, Goodbye Stomach
Students will learn about morbid obesity and the two main types of bariatric procedures (restrictive methods and malabsorptive methods) that are used to treat this condition. Gastric banding and gastric bypass are specifically examined. This is a great extension activity for classes studying the digestive system or nutrition.

Article #35 – An Athlete's Perfect Twitch
Students will learn about slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers, how they create and use energy differently, how they respond to training and which types of sport each muscle fiber is best suited to helping an athlete excel at. For example, a greater ratio of slow twitch to fast twitch muscles fibers will help an athlete excel at endurance sports like marathons and long distance cycling.

Article #36 – The Curious Case of Caffeine 
Students will learn about the mental and physical effects of caffeine on the body, how caffeine acts on the brain to increase neuronal activity which causes alertness, how caffeine triggers the fight or flight reflex and how tolerance and addiction occur with regular caffeine intake.

Article #37 – The Chemistry of Fireworks
Students will learn about the various components of a firework and their role in the function of the firework. They will examine the composition of the gun powder which explodes to launch the firework into the air and examine the "stars" which are the metal salts that burn with various different colors when they are ignited within the firework.

Article #38 – Climate Change and Pizzly Bears 
Students will learn about how climate change is warming the Arctic and threatening the habitat of the polar bear. As this happens, it makes way for grizzly bear territory to expand further north which increases the interaction between the two species, with possible mating opportunities. Beyond speculation, two real cases of pizzly bear offspring in the wild (as confirmed by genetic testing) is discussed along with the possibility of other Arctic hybrids.

Article #39 - The Science of Self-Control 
Students will learn about the famous Marshmallow Experiments done in the 1970s. These experiments demonstrate a strong correlation between the ability to exert self-control in children and their later success as adults. Students will also learn about how habit retraining can help overcome the negative behaviors that seem to stem from the lack of self-control.

Article #40 - The Truth Behind Bottled Water 
Students will learn about how bottled water companies have convinced us to buy bottled water and the environmental impact of creating so much plastic water bottle waste. They will discover that PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is the most common type of plastic beverage container and will read about PET's properties, how it is it is recycled (and down-cycled) and how it eventually makes its way into our landfills and oceans.

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Copyright © 2015 Anh-Thi Tang (Tangstar Science)
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