Science News for Kids is the award-winning online publication devoted to children aged 9-14, their parents and teachers. It was launched in 2003 to bring the important content of Science News to young audiences, their parents and educators.
Classroom subscriptionsare now available for Science News.
Science News for Kids (SNK) is an award-winning online publication dedicated to children 9-14, their parents, and their teachers. It was launched in 2003 by the Society as a youth edition and companion to Science News magazine.
SNK offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. It attracts nearly four million visitors annually. Younger and older visitors enjoy its pages. See what readers say about Science News for Kids.
SNK news stories are selected from articles from SSP’s award-winning flagship magazine, Science News, which enjoys paid print circulation of over 120,000 paid subscribers and millions of readers each year. Science News is written by a staff of professional science journalists and editors, and covers all areas of science. SNK content is tailored to make Science News accessible and interesting for the middle-school audience. Longer news features are commissioned from professional science writers as original articles for the site.
The Society is honored to receive supportive funding in 2012 from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for Science News for Kids. The Lasker Foundation’s mission is to foster the prevention and treatment of disease and disabilities by honoring excellence in basic and clinical science, by educating the public, and by advocating for support of medical research. Support from the Lasker Foundation will enable SSP to feature medicine and medical research-related articles.
The Society also thanks and acknowledges Elmer’s Products and the Northrop Grumman Foundation for their general support of Science News for Kids in 2012. In addition, we would like to acknowledge and thank the hundreds of individuals who have provided donations and joined the Society as members in 2012, as their support also enables the freely accessible content made available throughout the site.
The Society also acknowledges and thanks Broadcom Foundation and Intel Foundation for their tremendous commitment and ongoing support for its work.
Original funding support for Science News for Kids was provided by generous grants from the Willis Harlow Shapley Education Fund, American Honda Foundation, the Dow Chemical Company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, and the Shell Oil Company.
For more information about supporting Science News for Kids through sponsorship or grant funding, please contact the Society.
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