Science News Learning Program Resources
Explore this page to discover the educator resources the Science News Learning program has to offer. Watch the video to take a tour of the lesson plan library and find a resource that you could use in your classroom tomorrow!
Search our digital library to find ready-to-use lesson plans to help you integrate Science News and/or Science News Explores articles into your classroom: www.sciencenews.org/learning/. Each lesson plan is paired to a Science News article (HS reading level), and many are also paired to a Science News Explores article (MS reading level)
Encourage students to explore crosscutting concepts and make connections across fields of science.
Lesson Plans Grouped By Article
Educator Guides are groups of lesson plans all focused on the same article. They always include a set of comprehension questions and discussion prompts, and some also include an activity.View Educator Guides
Articles are fun to read, easy to understand and great literacy-based learning tools. Post an article’s URL to your Learning Management Platform, or send students directly to either website below. If prompted, they should enter their teacher’s email address.
Educators across the country use our resources to teach skills that go beyond core concepts and subject areas. You can find exercises organized by the themes highlighted below.
Develop students’ data analysis skills with these lesson plans focused on graphs and other data visualizations.
Meet literacy goals in your classroom with these lesson plans that lead students through summarizing, CERs, note-taking and more!
Let students learn about experimental and engineering design with these lesson plans focusing on current research.
Explore bias in scientific research, highlight diverse scientists and more with these lesson plans.
Teach the science behind the COVID-19 pandemic with these lesson plans focused on disease spread, vaccines and other aspects of the pandemic’s progression.
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