Directions for teachers:
Use this short activity as a warm-up or exit ticket in class. The activity can be paired with any Science News article that highlights a public health issue. For additional resources on ways to communicate data to support a claim, check out the discussion exercise “Communicating data.”
Post about public health
Choose a local or global public health issue that you care about and create a social media post to raise awareness of the issue. Use the Science News archive and other sources as appropriate to learn more about the issue before you create the post. Remember to communicate the important information and consider who your audience is. And make sure to cite your sources either in your post or separately for your teacher.