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What makes different types of batteries unique?

Students will research specific battery types and report on what they find.

Reduction-oxidation reaction demonstration

This teacher-led demonstration is a straightforward introduction to reduction-oxidation reactions.

Using Science News to develop a research question and hypothesis

Students will use Science News as a resource for discovering a research question that interests them and developing a testable hypothesis.

Science News as research inspiration

Students will discuss the scientific details that are left out of short news reports and explore how these brief reports can lead to ideas for original research.

Greasy spots

Students will conduct their own experiments to analyze a variety of foods for the presence of fats, as well as researching types of fat and relating their findings to human health.

A lesson in lipids

These discussion prompts ask students to think in more detail about lipids, their hydrogenation and related scientific areas.

Search for stories on trans fats

Students will search the Science News archive for additional articles related to trans fats.

How is yogurt made?

Students will culture yogurt bacteria with and without antibiotics to test the bacteria's sensitivity and then stain microscope slides to determine if the bacteria are gram-positive or gram-negative.

Our ongoing battle with bacteria

These discussion prompts focus on the nature of bacteria and types of antibiotics, as well as methods for dealing with antibiotic resistance.

Reviewing bacterial defenses

These questions focus on student understanding of gram-negative bacteria and the bacteria's response to antibiotics.

Opening a battery’s black box

These discussion prompts ask students to think about ways that different elements create varied results in battery design, and related redox reactions.

Beyond today’s batteries

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to battery research.