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Chirpy jerky

Students will test insects' nutrient compositions and compare that data with similar data from conventional snack foods.

Move into a hermit crab’s shell

These discussion prompts connect concepts including energy, competition, adaptation, speciation, natural selection and chemical and physical changes to a real-world example.

Surveying the hermit crab housing market

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Hermit crabs are drawn to the dead."

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.

Journey to the center of the Earth

After thinking through concepts related to processes in the Earth's core, students will use these prompts to create a diagram of the geodynamo.

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.

The periodic table turns 150

This guide reviews the history and development of the periodic table and explores the periodic table as a scientific model.

Now trending, the Periodic Table

After watching videos about the periodic table, students will identify general patterns in the table.

Go beyond Mendeleev’s model

These discussion prompts encourage students to think about the principles and purposes of scientific models in all areas of science and engineering.

Getting to know the periodic table

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "The periodic table turns 150."

2018 Year in Review

This guide reviews the biggest science stories of 2018, as reported by Science News.

Build your science knowledge

Students will define key science vocabulary to better understand the concepts covered in Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.