ORDERING INFORMATION FOR PERIODICALS IN CHAPTER 9
To obtain the most current ordering information, readers should contact the publisher or supplier of the periodicals in chapter 9 directly. In some cases, discounts or special rates may be available to schools and educators.
The name of the place to contact for ordering a periodical is given immediately after its annotation. Appendix A, "Publishers and Suppliers," lists the addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, where available, of these publishers and suppliers.
a software review (which gives a general description of the software's purpose and information on ease of operation) and several reviews of recent books on biology.
Issues/price: 8 per year; $48 per year for National Association of Biology Teachers members; $60 per year for nonmembers. Available from: National Association of Biology Teachers.
Level: Teachers of grades PreK, K, 1-8+ Appraisal reviews science trade books written for young people from age 3 to 17. Each issue begins with a feature article, such as "Wanted: An Electronic Librarian to Find Science Trade Books," or "Bringing Constructivity to the Classroom." The feature is followed by approximately 100 book reviews written by children's librarians and subject specialists; reviewers' names and affiliations are provided in each issue. Complete bibliographic information and a recommended reading level are included for each title. A rating is also provided—excellent, very good, good, fair, or unacceptable. This journal does not have an index.
Issues/price: 4 per year; $45 per year. Available from: Appraisal.
Level: Teachers of grades 3-8 Art to Zoo—renamed Smithsonian in Your Classroom—brings exhibit-based lessons and activities from the Smithsonian Institution to science, social studies, and art teachers. Each issue focuses on a different topic—such as "Oceans and Weather," or "Visions of the Future: Technology and American Society"—and contains background information, lesson plans, classroom activities, activity sheets, and resource lists. An English/Spanish "Take-Home Page" can be duplicated for student use. Current and selected back issues of Art to Zoo are available in print and online [http://educate.si.edu/art-to-zoo/azindex.htm].
Issues/price: 4 per year; free. Available from: Smithsonian Office of Education.
Teacher resource Astronomy was developed to make the complex field of astronomy understandable and enjoyable for a broad audience. It covers all aspects of astronomy and reports on the latest astronomical news. Articles focus on topics such as the exploration of Mars, using gravitational lenses to probe the universe, and the birth of black holes. The "Sky Almanac" feature in each issue tells where and when to look so that one can see planets, spot constellations, or catch a shower of shooting stars. This color-fully illustrated magazine also reviews new products, such as telescopes, binoculars, and books, and software. It provides amateur astronomers with information on upcoming events and meetings.
Issues/price: 12 per year; $34.95 per year. Available from: Kalmbach.
Teacher resource This bimonthly magazine from the National Audubon Society (see 11.71) focuses on the environment, wildlife, and protection of wildlife habitat. Illustrated with full-color photographs, Audubon includes features on topics such as wetlands preservation, the reintroduction of endangered species to their natural habitats, and the behavior of Arctic wolves in the wild. Each issue includes regular columns such as "Reports" (short explanations of recent scientific events and discoveries) and "Inside Audubon" (on people, places, and issues of interest to readers). Other articles in each issue present a wide range of news and feature material on natural history and the environment. Also included is a section of letters to the editor, "Other Voices, Other Views."
Issues/price: 6 per year; $20 per year. Available from: National Audubon Society.