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The equivalence principle in the archive

Use this short section to explore and compare other articles about measurements of the equivalence principle as reported by Science News since 1924.

Testing the equivalence principle

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Galileo experiment re-created in space."
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SN 2017 Year in Review

This guide reviews the Top 10 scientific discoveries from 2017, as reported by Science News, with a focus on key concepts covered across scientific disciplines.

Boosting your background knowledge

These discussion prompts help students gain a better understanding of key vocabulary and concepts covered in the Top 10 articles of 2017.

Tracking the latest developments

Students will compare and contrast one of the Top 10 stories of 2017 with an earlier related article from the Science News archive.

Analyzing a top article

Students will read and summarize one of the Top 10 stories of 2017, as reported by Science News.
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Neutron Star Crash Seen for First Time

This guide explores the recent discovery of a neutron star collision and encourages students to make connections to stellar evolution, gravitational waves and fusion reactions.

The pressure to be a star

To better understand the life cycle of stars, students will estimate the conditions involved in stars and element formation.

Star light, star bright

These discussion prompts cover the principles of spectroscopy, stellar evolution and fusion reactions.

Crash from the past

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories on neutron star collisions and gravitational waves.

Spotting a neutron star collision

Students will answer questions related to the Science News article "Neutron star crash seen for the first time."

Using Science News to develop a research question and hypothesis

Students will use Science News as a resource for discovering a research question that interests them and developing a testable hypothesis.