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The Periodic Table: A nuclear view

Students will learn how interactions among the protons and neutrons in the atomic nucleus affect the properties and stability of chemical elements, and how these properties could inform the creation of future elements.

Tracing tracks and guessing gaits

Students will use what they know about physics and human range of motion to analyze classmates’ trackways and infer how their classmates made the tracks.

The SN 10 Game

Students will come up with a Jeopardy! style game or use a game provided to better understand the character traits, personality qualities and career paths of the SN 10: Scientists to Watch.

The languages of the fields

Students will define key science terms from a range of scientific fields using contextual clues from Science News articles.

Replication Crisis Spurs Reforms

This guide covers experimental design, social science surveys, statistics and the importance of reproducible results.

Tomorrow’s lab-grown meats

Students will analyze data from a graph in the Science News article "Dreaming up tomorrow's burger."

Three steps to reproducible results

These discussion prompts ask students to define key science terms related to social science, experimental design and statistics, and to dig deeper into the methodology of experimental design.

Exploring Emmy Noether’s life

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Emmy Noether's vision."

Escaping from a black hole

Students will come to better understand black holes and Hawking radiation by deriving expressions and calculating theoretical data that relate to these phenomena.

Rising Carbon Dioxide Threatens Lake Food Webs

Students will explore how rising carbon dioxide is threatening a lake food web, and will measure how the environment affects the heart rate of water fleas.

Water flea circus

In this activity, students will measure the effect of environmental conditions on the heart rate of water fleas.

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.