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Fungal Infections and Climate Change

This guide, based on the Science News article “Climate change may raise the risk of deadly fungal infections in humans. One species is already a threat,” asks students to use the claims, evidence, reasoning model to evaluate a scientific viewpoint and then simulate and analyze the spread of an infection.

Dissect a scientific argument

These discussion prompts ask students to evaluate a scientific argument using the claim, evidence, reasoning model.

Fungal threats on the rise?

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article “Climate change may raise the risk of deadly fungal infections in humans. One species is already a threat.”
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The Case of the Arctic’s Missing Ice

This guide explores the decades-long warming trend in the Arctic and the effects that warming is already having on sea life, including phytoplankton blooms.

Web of changes

Students will think through and diagram an Arctic and local food web and will explore how ecosystem disruptions can impact the food webs.

Battle the plankton blooms

These discussion prompts ask students to design a strategy for minimizing or mitigating the effects of Arctic phytoplankton blooms for one group of people.

Tracking Arctic sea ice

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "The case of the Arctic's missing ice."
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2018 Year in Review

This guide reviews the biggest science stories of 2018, as reported by Science News.

Build your science knowledge

Students will define key science vocabulary to better understand the concepts covered in Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.

Understanding science’s impact

Students will work in groups to analyze one of Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.
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SN 2017 Year in Review

This guide reviews the Top 10 scientific discoveries from 2017, as reported by Science News, with a focus on key concepts covered across scientific disciplines.

Science News as research inspiration

Students will discuss the scientific details that are left out of short news reports and explore how these brief reports can lead to ideas for original research.