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Career share and compare

These discussion prompts encourage students to discuss and compare the work and background of two SN 10 scientists to explore the varied paths to becoming a successful researcher.

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.”

Eyes across the globe

Students will learn about three global monitoring networks and the types of scientific data collected by each. Additional prompts encourage students to consider the purpose of these networks.

A nuclear whodunit

These questions, based on the Science News article “Radioactive cloud traced to Russia,” ask students to identify a series of events and list and evaluate evidence.

Step into the shoes of an insect farmer

These discussion prompts ask students to design solutions to problems insect farmers might face and think through the implementation and potential consequences of those solutions.

Exploring insect farming

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Down on the (cricket) farm."

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.

Tracking Arctic sea ice

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

Volcanoes, erupting now?

Students will review volcano monitoring data and learn how to use it to predict possible volcano behavior.

Explore volcanic eruptions, and their devastating aftermath

These discussion prompts explore volcanic explosivity and collapse, the ecosystem and health effects of eruptions and how to keep people safe during natural disasters.

Zooming in on the Kilauea volcano

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Kilauea curiosities."