Your nose is running
Students will practice making predictions and drawing conclusions. The activity will help students understand how infections spread, especially among organisms living in close proximity.
Dissect a scientific argument
These discussion prompts ask students to evaluate a scientific argument using the claim, evidence, reasoning model.
Fungal threats on the rise?
Students will answer questions based on the Science News article “Climate change may raise the risk of deadly fungal infections in humans. One species is already a threat.”
Just the Facts
This guide reviews ways to critically evaluate the trustworthiness of a news source.
Students will test insects' nutrient compositions and compare that data with similar data from conventional snack foods.
Explore genetic engineering’s legacy
These discussion prompts explore how genetic engineering has been used in medicine, agriculture and basic research.
Battle the plankton blooms
These discussion prompts ask students to design a strategy for minimizing or mitigating the effects of Arctic phytoplankton blooms for one group of people.
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.
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.
Understanding science’s impact
Students will work in groups to analyze one of Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.
This guide explores research into the role that the gut may play in Parkinson's disease.