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When science and gravity meet

These discussion prompts encourage students to explore concepts related to gravity and how scientists measure it.

Testing the equivalence principle

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Galileo experiment re-created in space."

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.

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.

Making carbon connections

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

Star light, star bright

These discussion prompts cover the principles of spectroscopy, stellar evolution and fusion reactions.

Crash from the past

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories on neutron star collisions and gravitational waves.

Spotting a neutron star collision

Students will answer questions related to the Science News article "Neutron star crash seen for the first time."

Solo for solenoid

Students will construct their own simple solenoids and conduct experiments to measure the solenoids' properties.