Science News for Students Launches New Website

Popular Features are Now Easier than Ever to Access

WASHINGTON, DC – Science News Media Group has launched a new website for Science News for Students, a free, online science news magazine written for students ages 9 and up. The new Science News for Students site, rebuilt from top to bottom, now gives readers a smooth and more inviting experience. For this major overhaul, we partnered with Alley, a leader in transformative news and nonprofit websites.

Enhancements include:

  • Favorite stories now have a prominent location on the home page, just below those published most recently.
  • Explainers, which enable readers to take a deep dive into current events and the concepts mentioned within a story, now have their own section on the home page and are easier than ever to find. Science News for Students will be highlighting various Explainers throughout the year.
  • The home page now also highlights a word of the week from our Scientists Say series. Be sure to check out a new term every Monday!
  • Science News for Students’ helpful and lively videos are now even easier to access via the Watch This portal, midway down the homepage.
  • Teachers can easily find classroom questions and other helpful resources that boost the impact of Science News for Students stories in their classrooms in the expanded For Educators section, easily accessed via the link on the top menu.

Science News for Students is a critical source for learning about science and the world,” said Janet Raloff, editor of Science News for Students. “I’m so pleased that via this new platform students and teachers will be able to access our award-winning journalism more easily.”

Science News for Students is published by Science News Media Group, which is owned by Society for Science & the Public.

About Science News for Students
Now in its 15th year, this daily online magazine provides award-winning journalism across the science and engineering spectrum. All pieces use a vocabulary and sentence structure that makes them accessible to readers 9 to 14 years old. But the breadth of technical subjects and tone attracts many advanced readers (and adults) as well. Stories are reported by experienced journalists, many having PhDs in the fields on which they write. Part of Society for Science & the Public, it is the sister publication to Science News. Now in its 96th year, Science News offers readers bold, contemporary, award-winning editorial content, detailed imagery, a blog network, and access to archives going back to 1924. Concise, current, and comprehensive, it too provides an approachable overview of all fields and applications of science and technology. For more information about Science News, please visit or follow on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram. For more information about Science News for Students, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

About Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public is dedicated to the achievement of young scientists in independent research and to public engagement in science. Established in 1921, the Society is a nonprofit whose vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its world-class competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning magazines, Science News and Science News for Students, Society for Science & the Public is committed to inform, educate, and inspire. Learn more at and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).