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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.
human skin cells

Gene Therapy Fixes Rare Skin Disease

This guide explores stem cells, gene therapy and related topics. Students can also measure the density of skin touch receptors in different areas of the human body.

Making carbon connections

These discussion prompts cover the basics of radioactive decay and carbon-14 dating, as well as concepts related to climate change.
a robot with different origami exoskeletons

Origami Outfits Help Bots Retool

This guide describes how origami robots can perform various tasks while being driven by a solenoid, and then asks students to make their own simple solenoids.

Going beyond the robot

These discussion prompts cover topics related to materials science, magnetism, and biological adaptation and self-assembly.

Flexible robots in review

Students will search the Science News archive for earlier articles about transformational robots.

That’s a wrap

Students will answer questions about how a cubic metallic robot wraps itself in different exoskeletons to perform different functions.
Science News 10 scientists to watch

SN 10: Scientists to Watch

Through the SN 10: Scientists to Watch list, this guide explores what it means to be a scientist and focuses on the plant-related work of two particular scientists on the list.

Behold the power of light

These discussion prompts cover chloropasts, chlorophyll, photosynthesis and related reactions, and solar cells.

Peering back at plants

Students will search the Science News archive for stories about photosynthesis and plant roots.
networked brain illustration

Flex Time

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

Your inside guide to the learning brain

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