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Water flea circus

In this activity, students will measure the effect of environmental conditions on the heart rate of water fleas.

The effects of ocean acidification

These questions explore past articles about ocean acidification in the Science News archive.

Smartphone technologies

In this two-part activity, students will complete a few simple light polarization exercises to model LCD technology and then demonstrate how a smartphone app analyzes and utilizes data to perform a specific function.

Good and bad of smartphones

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to the powers and perils of smartphone use.


Students will determine if an object's composition and the height at which can object is dropped affects its gravitational acceleration.

The equivalence principle in the archive

Use this short section to explore and compare other articles about measurements of the equivalence principle as reported by Science News since 1924.

Top 10 countdown

In two activities, students can work in groups to play an organism matching game or create their own list of Top 10 science experiences from the semester.

Tracking the latest developments

Students will compare and contrast one of the Top 10 stories of 2017 with an earlier related article from the Science News archive.

How sensitive?

Students will design and execute an experiment to determine the relative sensitivity of touch receptors in different areas of human skin using a two-point threshold test.

Gene therapy through time

Students will search the Science News archive for previous articles about stem cells and gene therapy, and compare potential applications.

Exploring half-life

Students will simulate the exponential radioactive decay and half-life of carbon-14 with pennies and a food coloring/bleach chemical reaction.

Uniting past and present

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to frozen mosses, radioactive carbon-14 dating and global warming.