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Neutron Star Crash Seen for First Time

This guide explores the recent discovery of a neutron star collision and encourages students to make connections to stellar evolution, gravitational waves and fusion reactions.

The pressure to be a star

To better understand the life cycle of stars, students will estimate the conditions involved in stars and element formation.

Star light, star bright

These discussion prompts cover the principles of spectroscopy, stellar evolution and fusion reactions.

Crash from the past

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories on neutron star collisions and gravitational waves.

Spotting a neutron star collision

Students will answer questions related to the Science News article "Neutron star crash seen for the first time."

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.

Science News as research inspiration

Students will discuss the scientific details that are left out of short news reports and explore how these brief reports can lead to ideas for original research.

Short but sound science

Students will answer questions based on a series of brief news items, including describing how each demonstrates sound scientific inquiry.

Written in rock

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

This research-focused guide is inspired by the International Science and Engineering Fair, or ISEF, the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

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.

A lunar journey

Students will search the Science News archive for other stories related to moon formation.