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Article dissection for all

These comprehension questions can be used with any article from Science News.

Reflections past and present

These discussion prompts encourage students to reflect on their own academic progress, on the state of science and on the concept of reflection in physics.

Speak up

These discussion prompts encourage students to think about language families and language-focused technology.

Extending language learning

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "There's extra time to learn a language."

DNA fingerprinting

In this activity, students will analyze simulated DNA data from different people to understand how such data can be interpreted and applied.

All about genes

These discussion prompts examine student knowledge of DNA and genes, and then explore DNA sequencing and gene therapy.

The human genome reviewed

Students will explore and compare articles about genomes in general, and the human genome in particular.

The stories in your DNA

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "An open book."

Cookieology: Experimental Design 101

To explore the steps of experimental design, students will plan an experiment to make an ideal sugar cookie.

Surveying animal weaponry

Students will explore articles about animal weaponry from the Science News archive.

Escaping from a black hole

Students will come to better understand black holes and Hawking radiation by deriving expressions and calculating theoretical data that relate to these phenomena.

Opioid data dose

Students will work individually or in small groups to study different parts of the CDC website on opioids and summarize their findings for the class.