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Science News in High Schools
• Data Analysis
• Diversity in STEM
• Literacy Practices
• Research & Design
About Science News Learning
Science News in High Schools
- Health & Medicine
- Materials Science
- Particle Physics
- Quantum Physics
Science & Society
- Planetary Science
- Artificial Intelligence
Earth and Space Sciences
- HS-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe
- HS-ESS2 Earth's Systems
- HS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
Engineering, Technology & Applications of Science
- HS-ETS1 Engineering Design
- HS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
- HS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
- HS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
- HS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
- HS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions
- HS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
- HS-PS3 Energy
- HS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Diversity in STEM
Research & Design
Wading through drinking water systems
Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Drinkability."
Gene drive proves it can wipe out mosquitoes
Analyze graphs related to the Science News article "Gene drive wipes out lab mosquitoes."
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.
October 13, 2018
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.
Tomorrow’s lab-grown meats
Students will analyze data from a graph in the Science News article "Dreaming up tomorrow's burger."
An Open Book
This guide covers different types of personalized genetic testing and the medical information that can or cannot be learned from such testing.
May 26, 2018
In this activity, students will analyze simulated DNA data from different people to understand how such data can be interpreted and applied.
All about genes
These discussion prompts examine student knowledge of DNA and genes, and then explore DNA sequencing and gene therapy.
The human genome reviewed
Students will explore and compare articles about genomes in general, and the human genome in particular.
The stories in your DNA
Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "An open book."
Fight Like an Animal
This guide explores the evolution of animal weaponry and encourages students to think think through animal weaponry experiments.
May 12, 2018
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