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Peering back at plants

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

The molecular lives of plants

These questions focus on articles about two of the 2017 SN 10: Scientists to Watch. The scientists are studying how plant roots seek water and developing artificial photosynthesis.

Catching the flu

Students will explore public data and information to learn more about how a flu vaccine is made and how the body responds to it.

Flu shot response foretold

Students will answer questions about new research showing that the activity of a small number of genes can predict a young person's immune response to the flu vaccine.

Your inside guide to the learning brain

These discussion prompts focus on neurons and their signals and how magnetic resonance imaging works.

Building the best battery

In this activity, students will build, test and optimize their own batteries using various metal electrodes and liquid electrolytes.

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.

A lesson in lipids

These discussion prompts ask students to think in more detail about lipids, their hydrogenation and related scientific areas.

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.

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.

Beyond today’s batteries

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to battery research.