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Escaping from a black hole

Students will come to better understand black holes and Hawking radiation by deriving expressions and calculating theoretical data that relate to these phenomena.

Mind over body

These discussion prompts focus on some of Stephen Hawking's most notable discoveries and ideas, as well as the disease that destroyed his nerve cells.

A life revisited

Students will explore and compare articles about Stephen Hawking and black holes from the Science News archive.

Remembering Stephen Hawking

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Stephen Hawking's legacy will live on."
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Galileo Experiment Re-created in Space

This guide explores the equivalence prinicple, a foundation of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and the effects of low-gravity space environments on materials and the human body.

When science and gravity meet

These discussion prompts encourage students to explore concepts related to gravity and how scientists measure it.

The equivalence principle in the archive

Use this short section to explore and compare other articles about measurements of the equivalence principle as reported by Science News since 1924.

Testing the equivalence principle

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Galileo experiment re-created in space."
neutron star collision

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.

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.