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Evaluating measles news

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Measles erases immune memory."
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Ban on Gene-edited Babies Proposed

This guide explores basic topics related to gene editing and other applications of genetic engineering.

The great gene-editing debate

Students will research and debate a contentious issue, arguing an assigned viewpoint based on scientific evidence. This debate is focused on gene editing for the creation of human babies, but can be easily adapted for other topics.

Pressing pause on gene editing

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Ban on gene-edited babies proposed."

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.

Getting to know the periodic table

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

Wading through drinking water systems

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Drinkability."
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Drinkability

This guide covers drinking water contaminants and technologies that may be used to treat drinking water in small communities.
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Tainted Supplements Flood the Market

This guide explores dietary supplements available in the United States and the regulations surrounding them.

Evaluating wellness claims

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Tainted supplements flood the market."

Replication Crisis Spurs Reforms

This guide covers experimental design, social science surveys, statistics and the importance of reproducible results.