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This guide focuses on neurons, how they form connections and how those connections are important for learning.

How do neurons form connections?

Students will study prepared microscope slides and create model neurons to gain a better understanding of what neurons look like, how they connect and how learning changes these connections.

Using Science News to develop a research question and hypothesis

Students will use Science News as a resource for discovering a research question that interests them and developing a testable hypothesis.

Science News as research inspiration

Students will discuss the scientific details that are left out of short news reports and explore how these brief reports can lead to ideas for original research.

How is yogurt made?

Students will culture yogurt bacteria with and without antibiotics to test the bacteria's sensitivity and then stain microscope slides to determine if the bacteria are gram-positive or gram-negative.

Our ongoing battle with bacteria

These discussion prompts focus on the nature of bacteria and types of antibiotics, as well as methods for dealing with antibiotic resistance.

A look back at antibiotics

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to antibiotics and bacterial infections.

Reviewing bacterial defenses

These questions focus on student understanding of gram-negative bacteria and the bacteria's response to antibiotics.

Opening a battery’s black box

These discussion prompts ask students to think about ways that different elements create varied results in battery design, and related redox reactions.

Catalysts 101

These discussion prompts cover the basics of chemical catalysts, enzymes as biological catalysts, the energies and physical properties of catalysts, plus related applications.
antimicrobial

New Rules for Finding Antibiotics

This guide introduces students to the wide world of bacteria, bacterial infections, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.

Built for Speed

This guide explores a wide variety of catalysts and their roles in chemical reactions, and covers recent research seeking alternative catalysts.