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Making transplants last

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Transplant tolerance."
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SN 10: Scientists to Watch

This guide introduces students to some of the scientists featured on the SN 10: Scientists to Watch list. Students can explore the questions that motivate these scientists and their myriad career paths.

The SN 10 Game

Students will come up with a Jeopardy! style game or use a game provided to better understand the character traits, personality qualities and career paths of the SN 10: Scientists to Watch.

The languages of the fields

Students will define key science terms from a range of scientific fields using contextual clues from Science News articles.

Telling two scientists’ stories

Students will answer questions based on the Science News articles "Flowing toward a sustainable future" and "Mapping stars across generations."

Cookieology: Experimental design 101

To explore the steps of experimental design, students will plan an experiment to make an ideal sugar cookie.
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s Legacy Will Live On

This guide reviews the life and work of Stephen Hawking and asks students to work individually or in small groups to derive equations and calculate a theoretical amount of Hawking radiation emitted by a black hole.

When drugs and body meet

These discussion prompts cover the biology and chemistry of opioids and ask students to brainstorm strategies for preventing or reversing opioid addiction.
sugar spoon

Small Intestine is First Stop for Fructose

This guide explores a variety of sugars and how they are modified in the body -- as well as how scientists follow those modifications.

Fracking for fructose

Students will learn more about the enzymatic modification of sugars through hydrolyzing sucrose and to build molecular models of fructose, glucose, sucrose and a common artificial sweetener, sucralose.

Track those sugars

These discussion prompts ask students about how isotopes can be used to label and track chemical molecules, and about sugars and the enzymes they interact with.

Following fructose through the body

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Small intestine is first stop for fructose."