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Carbon dioxide’s ecological footprint

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Rising CO2 threatens lake food webs" and an accompanying graph tracking pH.
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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.

Top 10 countdown

In two activities, students can work in groups to play an organism matching game or create their own list of Top 10 science experiences from the semester.

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.

Analyzing a top article

Students will read and summarize one of the Top 10 stories of 2017, as reported by Science News.
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Gene Therapy Fixes Rare Skin Disease

This guide explores stem cells, gene therapy and related topics. Students can also measure the density of skin touch receptors in different areas of the human body.

Getting to know your cells

These discussion prompts cover stem cells, gene therapy and the proteins of the extracellular matrix.

Gene therapy through time

Students will search the Science News archive for previous articles about stem cells and gene therapy, and compare potential applications.

Replacing a boy’s skin

Students will report on the who, what, why and how of a treatment for a rare skin disease.
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Mosses Tell Story of Retreating Ice

This guide connects the radioactive carbon-14 dating of newly exposed mosses in the Arctic to the bigger story of climate change.

Making carbon connections

These discussion prompts cover the basics of radioactive decay and carbon-14 dating, as well as concepts related to climate change.