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 email@example.com
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.