About this guide
Use this guide, a collection of lesson plans based on Science News’ lists of up-and-coming researchers, to introduce students to inspiring scientists and encourage them to explore various science fields and pathways to STEM careers. Each lesson plan can be paired with any SN 10: Scientists to Watch list and includes a student worksheet that is easy to download and print. Mix and match scientists from the previous years’ lists to create a brand-new list that’s relevant to your class, or ask students to compile their own lists. You could also direct students to look for scientists through Science News Explores’ Cool Jobs collection. Learning Outcomes: STEM careers, fields of scientific research
Lesson Plan Types
Reading comprehension questions are tied to articles and graphs from Science News.Browse Questions
Discussion prompts encourage students to explore research-related concepts and make connections across fields of science.Browse Prompts
Hands-on experiments, debates, data dives, and diagramming and design exercises put students at the center of their learning.Browse Activities
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