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Tracking the latest developments

Students will compare and contrast one of the Top 10 stories of 2017 with an earlier related article from the Science News archive.

Analyzing a top article

Students will read and summarize one of the Top 10 stories of 2017, as reported by Science News.
human skin cells

Gene Therapy Fixes Rare Skin Disease

This guide explores stem cells, gene therapy and related topics. Students can also measure the density of skin touch receptors in different areas of the human body.

Getting to know your cells

These discussion prompts cover stem cells, gene therapy and the proteins of the extracellular matrix.

Gene therapy through time

Students will search the Science News archive for previous articles about stem cells and gene therapy, and compare potential applications.

Replacing a boy’s skin

Students will report on the who, what, why and how of a treatment for a rare skin disease.
Baffin island

Mosses Tell Story of Retreating Ice

This guide connects the radioactive carbon-14 dating of newly exposed mosses in the Arctic to the bigger story of climate change.

Making carbon connections

These discussion prompts cover the basics of radioactive decay and carbon-14 dating, as well as concepts related to climate change.

Uniting past and present

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to frozen mosses, radioactive carbon-14 dating and global warming.

Mosses exposed and analyzed

Students will answer questions about how scientists measure the age of newly thawed mosses in the Arctic, and the implications of those scientists' findings.
a robot with different origami exoskeletons

Origami Outfits Help Bots Retool

This guide describes how origami robots can perform various tasks while being driven by a solenoid, and then asks students to make their own simple solenoids.

Going beyond the robot

These discussion prompts cover topics related to materials science, magnetism, and biological adaptation and self-assembly.