SCHOLASTIC News Edition 4 Teacher's Edition Vol. 68 No. 16, February 13, 2006

February 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 4 (Teacher's Edition);2/13/2006, Vol. 68 Issue 16, pT1
The article presents a teaching guide about science-related topics, which appeared in the February 13, 2006 issue of Scholastic News. Facts about Pluto are provided. A question on the effect of naming a new planet or finding previously unknown planets in the solar system is raised. The threats posed for wildlife on the Galápagos Islands are enumerated.


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