Science News in High Schools
If you are looking for online STEM reading, writing and at-home activities, the Science News in High Schools online library offers nearly 200 teaching exercises that apply core curricular high school standards by highlighting current news in science. Find out more here.
Society for Science & the Public’s Science News in High Schools program brings Science News magazine and related educational resources to high schools across the United States and worldwide.
Regeneron and other sponsors are supporting nearly 5,000 schools. Over 15,000 educators and an estimated 5 million students have access to program resources.
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Help us bring quality STEM resources to high schools! It costs $500 to fund one high school in the U.S. for an academic year ($1,000 for schools outside the U.S.). Individuals or organizations can sponsor one or several high schools, or schools can sponsor themselves.
Looking for high-quality, standards-aligned resources to enhance your STEM and literacy initiatives? Express your interest in signing up your high school — or all the schools in your district. (Schools shown on the map in orange are part of an enrolled district.)
“Science News is convenient because it comes out every two weeks and gives students something to look forward to. They see something on the news and then very shortly they’ll see an article in Science News and they get the science behind it, not just how media portrays it and not just what they heard on Facebook or some social media. It really authenticizes what they’re doing.”
Jennifer Claudio, Oak Grove High School, San Jose, California
“Science News helps me to tie in course material with relevant and current examples. Our textbooks are bulky and outdated, and the Educator Guides and print magazine help me save time trying to find ways to pique students’ interest in science.”
Wandesha Traylor, Wossman High School, Monroe, LA
“I absolutely love the articles that have multiple reading levels! Many of our struggling readers are encouraged when their readings are the ‘same’ as everyone else’s, albeit on a lower reading level.”
Tandi Steffens, Grandview R-2 High School, Hillsboro, Missouri
Educator Guides supplement at least one of the articles in each issue of Science News and provide different types of student exercises for a teacher to choose from.
Science News offers a concise, current and comprehensive overview of the latest scientific research. Stories are appropriate for readers in grades 9 and up.
Science News for Students
Science News for Students covers science, health and technology for a younger audience, their parents and teachers. Stories are appropriate for readers in grades 5 and up.
This online community group shares ideas and best practices for using Science News in High Schools resources in the classroom.
E-newsletters are sent to educators at participating schools and include most recent Educator Guide, other teaching ideas related to recent articles and opportunities from Society for Science & the Public.
How Teachers are Using SNHS Resources
Use SNHS for Project Ideation
Hear from Jennifer Claudio, an educator at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California on how she uses Science News in High Schools resources to help her students with project ideation.
Use SNHS to Teach Data Analysis
Hear from Julie Olson, an educator at Mitchell Senior High School in Mitchell, South Dakota, about how she uses Science News in High Schools resources to teach data analysis in her classroom.
Use SNHS to Inspire Student Research
Hear from Joe Gibson, an educator at George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia, talk about how he uses Science News in High Schools exercises in his classroom.
See How to Use SNHS Virtually
See how science teacher Kehkashan Khan from Chicago, Illinois uses Science News in High Schools educator resources in her virtual classroom.
From the Society Blog
Many individuals, corporations, and foundations who care about science learning are generously funding over 5,000 high schools’ participation in the Society’s Science News in High Schools program during the 2020 – 2021 school year.
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