Section for Teaching Guides
are some Frequently Asked Questions about the FRONTIERS teaching
guides. If your question is not answered here, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
is a PDF?
PDF stands for "Portable Document Format." Using this format
allows you to be certain that the printed teaching guide will
maintain its original contents and layout, without concern
for the type of platform or computer that you use. We have
also created our new PDFs on a white background, eliminating
the excessive use of printer toner. All you need to do is
download and install the free Adobe
Acrobat Reader plug-in, click on the PDF icon, and you're
ready to go!
is the HTML version?
This version of the teaching guide looks exactly like any
other Web page. You may choose to browse though this version
first before deciding to print the PDF of a particular activity.
Or you may choose to print the HTML version of that activity
right from your browser.
do I print the Teaching Guide?
You have two options:
can choose to click on the PDF icon of the teaching guide
activity you desire. This will download the activity right
to your computer's desktop. (If you do not have Adobe
Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you will
need to take a few moments to do so before proceeding.)
Next, just open up the file you have downloaded and print.
can choose to print the HTML version directly from your
browser. Just print as you would any document and the contents
of the page on your screen will be sent to the printer.
A disadvantage to this method is that layout and contents
can occasionally be negatively effected depending on your
browser or printer configuration.
is contained in this Teaching Guide?
Every SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS teaching guide contains
four activities. Three of these activities are hands-on science
projects that you can conduct with your students. Each activity
is closely linked to a segment of the program. Most are designed
to take up one classroom period and are geared towards middle
school students, except where noted. The fourth activity is
a quiz about the contents of the program. Just download the
PDF version, photocopy and distribute this quiz to your students.
Quizzes with 100% correct answers can be entered by teachers
only into our T-shirt drawing. FRONTIERS randomly selects
20 names after each program. Send all correct quizzes in one
envelope, along with teacher's name, grade and course, school
name and address, where the students watched the show (home
or school), and the students' favorite segment. Mail to: FRONTIERS
Quiz, Chedd-Angier Production Company, 70 Coolidge Hill Rd.,
Watertown, MA 02472.