Sep. 11, 1997 Stamford, CT, Sept. 10, 1997 -- 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.
Each issue of Science Spin meets the National Science Education Standards.
Science Spin will be published as a four-page supplement to Weekly Reader and offered 7 times throughout the school year beginning in September. It will have an initial paid circulation of 500,000 and will be available in six versions designed for curricula from kindergarten through grades 5/6. Every issue is accompanied by a Teacher's Guide.
"Science Spin brings news that enables students to see how science is happening all around them, right now," says Sandra F. Maccarone, Editor in Chief of Weekly Reader. "It uses photography, interesting facts, and interactive techniques that 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 each issue.
Weekly Reader, with a classroom circulation of 8 million for grades Pre-K through 6, also publishes nine educational products for middle and high school students, including: Current Science, Current Events, Read, Know Your World Extra, Writing!, Current Health 1 & 2, Career World, and World Newsmap of the Week.
Weekly Reader, which has been bringing important news to America's classrooms for 70 years, can also be found on the world wide web through its new Galaxy website for kids, teachers, and parents (http://www.weeklyreader.com). This year, as an enhancement to Science Spin, the website will include the science experiment feature 'Try It!'.
Weekly Reader is a K-III Communications company.
For additional information about Science Spin, and a complimentary copy, contact Carol Zimmerman at: (203) 705-3415 or e-mail: Czimmerman@weeklyreader.com.
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