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.
The New York Times Learning Network Announces STEM Writing Contest Winners
In January, Science News in High Schools and The New York Times Learning Network collaborated on a STEM writing contest. Now, the results are in! Eight winning essays were chosen from more than 1,600 submissions and published on The New York Times Learning Network.
A special thank you to six Science News in High Schools educators who volunteered to join the judging process: Allison Lee, Amanda Nix, Bridget Lukomski, Dawn Parker, Meghan Hess Shamdasani and Victoria Bampoh.
Sponsor a School
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.)
“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
“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 Our textbooks are bulky and outdated, and the Educator Guides and print magazine help me save time trying to find ways to pique students’ interest in science.”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
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.
From the Society Blog
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High School Research Teachers Conference
Each year the Society brings 200 high school research teachers to Washington, D.C. for a weekend of sharing best practices and collaboration.
Middle School Research Teachers Conference
The Society is proud to add the Middle School Research Teachers Conference to our Equity and Outreach programs in 2019. 50 middle school teachers will meet in Washington, D.C., each October to learn from each other.
STEM Research Grants
The Society awards STEM Research Grants to teachers across the nation to purchase equipment to assist their students in completing science research.