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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.

Opioids in the archives

These questions ask students to search the Science News archive to expand their knowledge about opioid use and misuse.

Tracking opioid deaths

Questions based on the Science News article "Fatal fix" ask students about the effects of opioids and to analyze a graph of overdose deaths.
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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.

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.

Fructose’s many faces

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories about the role of fructose.

Following fructose through the body

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

Smartphones Overshare

This guide explores an increasingly ubiquitous technology: the smartphone. How do its sensors work, what data do they collect and how can we keep ourselves safe from its spying eyes?

Good and bad of smartphones

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to the powers and perils of smartphone use.
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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.