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."
Fight Like an Animal
This guide explores the evolution of animal weaponry and encourages students to think think through animal weaponry experiments.
Pick your battles
These discussion prompts encourage students to put themselves in the shoes of researchers studying animal weaponry, by evaluating, proposing and mapping out an experiment.
Surveying animal weaponry
Students will explore articles about animal weaponry from the Science News archive.
The truth behind animal brawls
Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Fight like an animal."
What Makes a Dinosaur?
This guide explores what it means to be a dinosaur, and features a classroom activity focused on real fossils.
Land of the lost
In this activity, students will identify fossils using hand magnifiers or stereomicroscopes, determine which era each fossil is from and how the fossils might have formed over time.
Journey to the age of the dinosaurs
These discussion prompts cover the major groups of dinosaurs and their time on Earth, as well as how we study them today.
Dino discoveries add up
From feathers to extinction, there's a lot to learn about dinosaurs in the Science News archive.