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Seeking next-gen batteries

Based on the Science News article "Charging the future," these questions focus on battery design, how lithium-ion batteries compare with newer types and the nature of experimental design.

Written in rock

These discussion prompts cover the types of rocks and minerals found on Earth, and isotopes, their measurement and their applications.

Our changing planet

These discussion prompts cover radiant energy coming to and from Earth, the effects of global warming on the land, ocean, atmosphere and on species, and possible methods of averting or adapting to climate change.

From lactose to glucose

Students will test the effect of different conditions on lactase, an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of milk sugar to simple sugar.

Illuminating catalysts

Students will test different types of catalysts and conditions for the light-producing luminol reaction.

Catalysts 101

These discussion prompts cover the basics of chemical catalysts, enzymes as biological catalysts, the energies and physical properties of catalysts, plus related applications.

Speedy stories from the archive

Students will search the Science News archive to explore the history of catalytic material technology.

Seeking new catalysts

These questions focus on the use of catalysts in common industrial reactions and new research on alternatives to the precious metals currently used as catalysts.
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New Rules for Finding Antibiotics

This guide introduces students to the wide world of bacteria, bacterial infections, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
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Data Back Ban of Artificial Trans Fats

After reading about the results of a ban on trans fats, students can explore the nature of lipids in greater detail, including analyzing foods for the presence of fats.

Built for Speed

This guide explores a wide variety of catalysts and their roles in chemical reactions, and covers recent research seeking alternative catalysts.

A lunar journey

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories related to moon formation.