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Seeking next-gen batteries

Based on the Science News article "Charging the future," these questions focus on battery design, how lithium-ion batteries compare with newer types and the nature of experimental design.

Written in rock

These discussion prompts cover the types of rocks and minerals found on Earth, and isotopes, their measurement and their applications.

Analyze the climate change data

Students will work in groups to explore available data and research various aspects of climate change and then present their findings to the class.

Our changing planet

These discussion prompts cover radiant energy coming to and from Earth, the effects of global warming on the land, ocean, atmosphere and on species, and possible methods of averting or adapting to climate change.

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.

Speedy stories from the archive

Students will search the Science News archive to explore the history of catalytic material technology.

Seeking new catalysts

These questions focus on the use of catalysts in common industrial reactions and new research on alternatives to the precious metals currently used as catalysts.

Goodnight moon

Students will calculate the angular momentum and density of the moon and consider the implications of the results for various theories of the moon's origin.

Mowing down cancer cells

Working in pairs, students will analyze a graph of data from one of the cancer experiments described in "Cancer's sweet cloak."

Biomolecules from many angles

These discussion prompts cover molecular structures and properties of sugars, proteins and lipids, as well as questions related to the immune system and cancer.

Archives track a long war

Students will explore the history of cancer therapy research by searching the Science News archive.

How sugars hide cancer

These questions, based on the Science News article "Cancer's sweet cloak," highlight observations about cell-surface sugars and their ability to hide cancer cells from the immune system.