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  • Doing Science

    Making science real for students with Science News in High Schools

    Like many science teachers, Natasha Schaefer doesn't like teaching out of a textbook. She knows her students will receive more valuable information with current scientific news. That's what makes Science News in High Schools so valuable to teachers like Natasha, a teacher at Woodcreek High School in Calfornia, and Chrissy O'Malley, a teacher at Carroll High School in Dayton, Ohio.

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    07:00 AM, September 18, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Designing your own experiment to debunk the 'five-second rule'

    We've all been there. You're excited to take a bite out of your lunch, but then it drops on the floor. You quickly pick it up, but — is it safe to eat?

    In Eureka!Lab's second DIY Science video, science education writer and resident scientist Bethany Brookshire puts the five-second rule to the test. Bethany finds that bacteria don't really wait for the count of five. If food has...

    10:40 AM, September 13, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science Fiction Meets Science at DragonCon

    Each year, DragonCon hosts one of the world's largest convention of devotees of science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film. This year, Science News writers Tina Hesman Saey and Bethany Brookshire (Scicurious) share the science behind great pop culture in a slate of terrific panels.

    Follow Bethany and Tina's adventures at DragonCon on Twitter: @...

    00:00 AM, September 1, 2017
  • Doing Science

    DIY Experiments: The science of snot from Eureka! Lab

    The first in Science News for Students' Eureka! Lab video series is now live. The video and three accompanying blog posts show how to set up your own snotty experiment, and provide ideas for further mucus research.

    Find the blog posts here:

    Snot Science: A snotty setupSnot Science: Results are nothing to sneeze atSnot Science: Taking mucus to the next level

    The Society's and...

    07:00 AM, January 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Double your donation to Science News with Knight Foundation News Match

    We are excited to announce that the Society for Science & the Public has been given the opportunity to participate in a prestigious matching gift program sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Science News has been chosen by the Knight Foundation to participate in their #NewsMatch program aimed at supporting quality, trustworthy, in-depth journalism.

    From December 19 through January 19...

    10:57 AM, December 28, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Top 10 science stories of 2016

    Gravitational waves, Zika, Proxima b and more — what do these have in common? They're included in Science News' list of the top 10 science stories of 2016.

    The top science stories include:

    The detection of gravitational waves, which introduced a new era in astronomy. The Zika virus, which brought devastation to families in Brazil, where cases of microcephaly surged.The discovery of...
    12:52 PM, December 16, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Science News for Students is on Tumblr

    Science News for Students, the award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators, and a sister publication to Science News, just launched a new Tumblr blog.

    On its Tumblr, Science News for Students will be showing off the latest in science news, with resources for teachers and students to get you ahead in the...

    07:00 AM, December 9, 2016
  • Doing Science

    DIY brain hacking and more

    Laura Sanders was having a blast as a creative writing major at Vanderbilt University — but something felt wrong. “It was fiction writing, and we would just make up stories and have seminars and have a lot of fun. Halfway through I thought: Maybe I should add science.”

    Smart move. Now the neuroscience reporter for Science News (which she became after adding a biology major and going on...

    11:31 AM, October 21, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Exploring the genetics behind science fiction

    What are the genetic rules for the X-Men and witches and wizards in Harry Potter?

    Two Science News and Science News for Students writers explored this and more on several panels at a recent conference in Atlanta, Georgia called DragonCon. This year, more than 77,000 people attended.

    Read our interview with Bethany Brookshire and Tina Hesman Saey below about their panel and the fun...

    07:00 AM, September 26, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Every high school deserves Science News

    Picture this: A 9th grade science class is studying the effects of global warming. Their teacher passes out several copies of a magazine focusing exclusively on climate change. Or, a 12th grade biology class studying the process of aging in different species peruses Science News’ special report on aging for current research.

    With Science News in High Schools, the Society for Science...

    07:00 AM, September 21, 2016

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