Science News Learning
In 2022, the Science News in High Schools Program, which changed its name to Science News Learning, reached up to 5 million students, 17,000 educators and more than 5,000 schools. Following a successful middle school pilot program in the 2021–2022 school year, we are excited to move forward with a new name that reflects the program’s growth to meet new audiences, including middle school students and teachers.
Through the Science News Learning program, schools receive 10 copies of Science News throughout the school year. Print and digital articles highlight real-world, current science applications, transforming how students engage with classroom science by providing meaningful connections to core curricular concepts. The program supports educators through professional development workshops and access to hundreds of NGSS-aligned lesson plans that help integrate the news articles into classroom curricula on a regular basis.
Science News Learning will continue to put students at the center of their learning by encouraging educators to integrate current, real-world applications of core concepts found in Science News journalism to make STEM learning fun and memorable.
Learn more about what the Science News Learning program has to offer and hear how program educators have been using it to inspire students in their classrooms.Learn More
In 2022, the Science News in High Schools Program became Science News Learning to better serve its growing audience. See how the program’s new name reflects its expanded mission.
As 2022 drew to a close, teachers shared the impact the Science News Learning program has made in their classrooms.
“With so many schools facing limited budgets and resources, your generous donation of Science News makes it possible to offer up-to-date science articles and relevant information to my students.”
– Michael Thom
Purchase Line High School (Commodore, Pa.)
“The access to current research and relevant science happening around the world is invaluable for motivating students and making connections to the world outside of the classroom!”
– Laura Zimney
Esko High School (Esko, Minn.)
OUTREACH & EQUITY
The Advocate Program provides training, equipment and year-round support to mentors working with underrepresented and low-income students. In 2022–2023, 84 educators from 36 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Mexico served as Advocates.
STEM Research Grants
Through the STEM Research Grant program, the Society awarded $135,000 to 95 middle and high school science educators during the 2021–2022 school year to help their students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
Research Teachers Conferences
In 2022, the Society once again brought together science educators from across the country to share best practices and learn from one another in a pair of immersive peer-led conferences, the High School Researcher Teachers Conference and Middle School Research Teachers Conference.