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Opening a battery’s black box

These discussion prompts ask students to think about ways that different elements create varied results in battery design, and related redox reactions.

Beyond today’s batteries

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to battery research.

Seeking next-gen batteries

Based on the Science News article "Charging the future," these questions focus on battery design, how lithium-ion batteries compare with newer types and the nature of experimental design.

Written in rock

These discussion prompts cover the types of rocks and minerals found on Earth, and isotopes, their measurement and their applications.

Speedy stories from the archive

Students will search the Science News archive to explore the history of catalytic material technology.

Seeking new catalysts

These questions focus on the use of catalysts in common industrial reactions and new research on alternatives to the precious metals currently used as catalysts.

Built for Speed

This guide explores a wide variety of catalysts and their roles in chemical reactions, and covers recent research seeking alternative catalysts.
POWERING THE FUTURE  New chemistries and designs promise to take batteries into the 21st century to store energy from solar and wind farms and send energy to homes and businesses.

Charging the Future

This guide introduces students to the basics of battery design, including the chemical reactions involved, and even encourages students to build and test their own batteries.

The latest on self-driving cars

These student questions focus on autonomous vehicles and the nature of research that will support their widespread use.

Doing the wave

These discussion prompts cover the general properties and types of waves, how humans and other animals detect waves, and the design of laboratory wave detectors.

Artificial intelligence through the years

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to artificial intelligence, its applications and potential issues.
SWEET SUCCESS  For the first time, physicists have directly observed gravitational waves, caused by two black holes colliding (illustrated here).

Making Waves

This guide focuses on one big discovery in 2016 (the detection of gravitational waves) and one hot topic (the challenges in developing and embracing self-driving cars).