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Uniting past and present

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to frozen mosses, radioactive carbon-14 dating and global warming.

Mosses exposed and analyzed

Students will answer questions about how scientists measure the age of newly thawed mosses in the Arctic, and the implications of those scientists' findings.
illustration of neutron star collision

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.
a robot with different origami exoskeletons

Origami Outfits Help Bots Retool

This guide describes how origami robots can perform various tasks while being driven by a solenoid, and then asks students to make their own simple solenoids.

Going beyond the robot

These discussion prompts cover topics related to materials science, magnetism, and biological adaptation and self-assembly.

That’s a wrap

Students will answer questions about how a cubic metallic robot wraps itself in different exoskeletons to perform different functions.
Science News 10 scientists to watch

SN 10: Scientists to Watch

Through the SN 10: Scientists to Watch list, this guide explores what it means to be a scientist and focuses on the plant-related work of two particular scientists on the list.

Behold the power of light

These discussion prompts cover chloropasts, chlorophyll, photosynthesis and related reactions, and solar cells.

Peering back at plants

Students will search the Science News archive for stories about photosynthesis and plant roots.