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The languages of the fields

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

Three steps to reproducible results

These discussion prompts ask students to define key science terms related to social science, experimental design and statistics, and to dig deeper into the methodology of experimental design.

Reflections past and present

These discussion prompts encourage students to reflect on their own academic progress, on the state of science and on the concept of reflection in physics.

Speak up

These discussion prompts encourage students to think about language families and language-focused technology.

All about genes

These discussion prompts examine student knowledge of DNA and genes, and then explore DNA sequencing and gene therapy.

Pick your battles

These discussion prompts encourage students to put themselves in the shoes of researchers studying animal weaponry, by evaluating, proposing and mapping out an experiment.

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.

When drugs and body meet

These discussion prompts cover the biology and chemistry of opioids and ask students to brainstorm strategies for preventing or reversing opioid addiction.

Track those sugars

These discussion prompts ask students about how isotopes can be used to label and track chemical molecules, and about sugars and the enzymes they interact with.

Journey to the age of the dinosaurs

These discussion prompts cover the major groups of dinosaurs and their time on Earth, as well as how we study them today.

Surveying a sensitive ecosystem

These discussion prompts cover the pH scale, the solubility of gases, food webs and how organisms react to climate change.

A look inside the smartphone

These discussion prompts ask students to describe how various smartphone sensors work, and analyze three graphs related to data gathered by such sensors.