Our Partnership with Science Journal for Kids (Reading Passages)

Edcite is committed to partnering with organizations who create exceptional content and provide resources that give students real-world learning experiences. This commitment is reflected in our partnership with Science Journal for Kids, an online science magazine that provides cutting-edge, peer-reviewed environmental science research adapted for a student audience.

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Science Journal for Kids was created by Tanya Dimitrova. According to Tanya, “I conceived the idea for Science Journal for Kids in my own classroom in the spring of 2015. I was teaching AP Environmental Science and I had assigned a project: pick one primary research paper from a peer-reviewed journal to summarize and present to the class. Oh, how my students struggled! The language in scientific papers is so far over their heads. It’s over the heads of most people, really. Yet, I felt strongly that they had the right to know about the state of the world they were inheriting from us!”

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Example from the Journal’s 2015 Impact Report

You can find several Science Journal for Kids articles in the Edcite Passage Library to add to your own assignments. You can also use standards-based assignments related to each of these articles. You can find them in our Assignments Library or on our Featured Collections page. These assignments use Edcite’s technology-enhanced question types, which ask students to analyze the research and show their understanding of the articles.

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Edcite assignment based on article, “How do fish like their water?”

Science Journal for Kids Assignments on Edcite

What do trees know about rain? Grade 3

Where will plants migrate? Grade 4

How can we clean up plastic in the ocean? Grade 4

How much does it cost when cows burp? Grade 4

Where does Australia’s wildlife hide? Grades 5, 6

What do baby fish make of oil spills? Grade 6

The Arctic is melting — so what? Grades 7, 8

How do fish like their water? Grades 8, 9, 10

Can electricity reach the billion people who live without it? Grades 8, 9, 10

How are apple farmers adapting?  Grades 9, 10

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