Testing the equivalence principle
Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Galileo experiment re-created in space."
Boosting your background knowledge
These discussion prompts help students gain a better understanding of key vocabulary and concepts covered in the Top 10 articles of 2017.
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.
The pressure to be a star
To better understand the life cycle of stars, students will estimate the conditions involved in stars and element formation.
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."
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.
Surveying student research
Students can search the Science News archive for stories about student research at the International Science and Engineering Fair, ISEF.
Short but sound science
Students will answer questions based on a series of brief news items, including describing how each demonstrates sound scientific inquiry.
Written in rock
These discussion prompts cover the types of rocks and minerals found on Earth, and isotopes, their measurement and their applications.