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Earth’s Inner Core is Relatively Young

This guide introduces students to the history and current state of Earth’s magnetic field, the structure of Earth’s interior and concepts related to energy transfer.

Journey to the center of the Earth

After thinking through concepts related to processes in the Earth's core, students will use these prompts to create a diagram of the geodynamo.

Assessing the age of Earth’s core

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Earth's inner core is relatively young."
A satellite image of Hurricane Florence

2018 Year in Review

This guide reviews the biggest science stories of 2018, as reported by Science News.

Asking for directions on Mars

Students will learn how to use an interactive online map of Mars and will identify features and make generalizations about Martian geography.

Build your science knowledge

Students will define key science vocabulary to better understand the concepts covered in Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.

Understanding science’s impact

Students will work in groups to analyze one of Science News' Top 10 science stories of 2018.
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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.

The languages of the fields

Students will define key science terms from a range of scientific fields using contextual clues from Science News articles.

Telling two scientists’ stories

Students will answer questions based on the Science News articles "Flowing toward a sustainable future" and "Mapping stars across generations."

Article dissection for all

These comprehension questions can be used with any article from Science News.
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s Legacy Will Live On

This guide reviews the life and work of Stephen Hawking and asks students to work individually or in small groups to derive equations and calculate a theoretical amount of Hawking radiation emitted by a black hole.