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Weekly Reader Launches Science Spin To Bring Timely Science News To Elementary School Students

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September 11, 1997
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Weekly Reader Corporation
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Weekly Reader: The Largest Newspaper For Kids In The World® announces the launch of Science Spin, a monthly, grade-specific publication that helps teachers update their science curriculum and brings timely news of life, earth and physical science to the classroom.

Stamford, CT, Sept. 10, 1997 -- Weekly Reader: The Largest Newspaper For Kids InThe World® announces the launch of Science Spin, a monthly, grade-specificpublication that helps teachers update their science curriculum and bringstimely news of life, earth and physical science to the classroom.

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Each issue of Science Spin  meets the National Science Education Standards.

Science Spin will be published as a four-page supplement to Weekly Reader andoffered 7 times throughout the school year beginning in September.  It will havean initial paid circulation of 500,000 and will be available in six versionsdesigned for curricula from kindergarten through grades 5/6. Every issue isaccompanied by a Teacher's Guide.

"Science Spin brings news that enables students to see how science is happeningall around them, right now," says Sandra F. Maccarone, Editor in Chief of WeeklyReader.  "It uses photography, interesting facts, and interactive techniquesthat engage the students."

Science Spin's departments include:

  • The Y Files answers the science questions that kids like to ask.
  • Zat a Fact?  offers an array of facts in many areas of science.
  • How Does It Work? allows kids to understand science at work.
  • You be the Scientist  is a hands-on feature related to the main news of eachissue.

Weekly Reader, with a classroom circulation of 8 million for grades Pre-Kthrough 6, also publishes nine educational products for middle and high schoolstudents, including: Current Science, Current Events, Read, Know Your WorldExtra, Writing!, Current Health 1 & 2, Career World, and World Newsmap of theWeek.

Weekly Reader, which has been bringing important news to America's classroomsfor 70 years, can also be found on the world wide web through its new Galaxywebsite for kids, teachers, and parents (http://www.weeklyreader.com). Thisyear, as an enhancement to Science Spin, the website will include the scienceexperiment feature 'Try It!'.

Weekly Reader is a K-III Communications company.

For additional information about Science Spin, and a complimentary copy, contactCarol Zimmerman at: (203) 705-3415 or e-mail: Czimmerman@weeklyreader.com.


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Weekly Reader Corporation. "Weekly Reader Launches Science Spin To Bring Timely Science News To Elementary School Students." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970911033735.htm (accessed January 29, 2015).

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