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Analyzing a top article

Students will read and summarize one of the Top 10 stories of 2017, as reported by Science News.
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Flex Time

This guide focuses on neurons, how they form connections and how those connections are important for learning.

How do neurons form connections?

Students will study prepared microscope slides and create model neurons to gain a better understanding of what neurons look like, how they connect and how learning changes these connections.

Your inside guide to the learning brain

These discussion prompts focus on neurons and their signals and how magnetic resonance imaging works.

The amazingly malleable brain

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories related to brain connections and learning.

Probing the brain’s connections

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Flex time," which explores how flexible brains might make for better learning.

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.

Short but sound science

Students will answer questions based on a series of brief news items, including describing how each demonstrates sound scientific inquiry.
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Research in Brief

This research-focused guide is inspired by the International Science and Engineering Fair, or ISEF, the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

The latest on self-driving cars

These student questions focus on autonomous vehicles and the nature of research that will support their widespread use.