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When science and gravity meet

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

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.

Getting to know your cells

These discussion prompts cover stem cells, gene therapy and the proteins of the extracellular matrix.

Making carbon connections

These discussion prompts cover the basics of radioactive decay and carbon-14 dating, as well as concepts related to climate change.

Star light, star bright

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

Going beyond the robot

These discussion prompts cover topics related to materials science, magnetism, and biological adaptation and self-assembly.

Behold the power of light

These discussion prompts cover chloropasts, chlorophyll, photosynthesis and related reactions, and solar cells.

Your body as watchdog

These discussion prompts focus on gene activity and analysis, the immune system and how vaccines work.

Your inside guide to the learning brain

These discussion prompts focus on neurons and their signals and how magnetic resonance imaging works.

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.

A lesson in lipids

These discussion prompts ask students to think in more detail about lipids, their hydrogenation and related scientific areas.

Our ongoing battle with bacteria

These discussion prompts focus on the nature of bacteria and types of antibiotics, as well as methods for dealing with antibiotic resistance.