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Surveying animal weaponry

Students will explore articles about animal weaponry from the Science News archive.

The truth behind animal brawls

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Fight like an animal."

Mind over body

These discussion prompts focus on some of Stephen Hawking's most notable discoveries and ideas, as well as the disease that destroyed his nerve cells.

Opioid data dose

Students will work individually or in small groups to study different parts of the CDC website on opioids and summarize their findings for the class.

When drugs and body meet

These discussion prompts cover the biology and chemistry of opioids and ask students to brainstorm strategies for preventing or reversing opioid addiction.

Opioids in the archives

These questions ask students to search the Science News archive to expand their knowledge about opioid use and misuse.

Tracking opioid deaths

Questions based on the Science News article "Fatal fix" ask students about the effects of opioids and to analyze a graph of overdose deaths.

Track those sugars

These discussion prompts ask students about how isotopes can be used to label and track chemical molecules, and about sugars and the enzymes they interact with.

Fructose’s many faces

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories about the role of fructose.

Following fructose through the body

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Small intestine is first stop for fructose."

Water flea circus

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

Top 10 countdown

In two activities, students can work in groups to play an organism matching game or create their own list of Top 10 science experiences from the semester.