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Understanding science’s impact

Students will work in groups to analyze one of Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.
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Parkinson’s Pathways

This guide explores research into the role that the gut may play in Parkinson's disease.

Navigate neuroscience

Students will use resources beyond the article to answer more detailed questions on neuroscience, biochemistry and microbiology.

Making a gut-brain connection

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Parkinson's pathways."

Think before you drink

These discussion prompts ask students about drinking water contaminants and drinking water treatment methods.

Wading through drinking water systems

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Drinkability."

Gene drive proves it can wipe out mosquitoes

Analyze graphs related to the Science News article "Gene drive wipes out lab mosquitoes."
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SN 10: Scientists to Watch

This guide introduces students to some of the scientists featured on the SN 10: Scientists to Watch list. Students can explore the questions that motivate these scientists and their myriad career paths.

The SN 10 Game

Students will come up with a Jeopardy! style game or use a game provided to better understand the character traits, personality qualities and career paths of the SN 10: Scientists to Watch.

The languages of the fields

Students will define key science terms from a range of scientific fields using contextual clues from Science News articles.

Tomorrow’s lab-grown meats

Students will analyze data from a graph in the Science News article "Dreaming up tomorrow's burger."
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An Open Book

This guide covers different types of personalized genetic testing and the medical information that can or cannot be learned from such testing.