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About Science News in High Schools

Providing expert and current science journalism through Science News magazine and our Educator Guides to 15,000 teachers and 4.1 million students.

Society for Science & the Public's Science News in High Schools program brings Science News magazine to high schools across the U.S. and worldwide. The program offers teachers and students access to the latest in-depth reporting on science topics — transforming how students and educators interact with science in the classroom by providing them with real-world examples, information, and inspiration across all 50 states, reaching as many as four million high school students (approximated based on school enrollment data).

Photo courtesy of Society for Science & the Public/Jessica Yurinko.
Photo courtesy of Society for Science & the Public/Jessica Yurinko.

The Science News in High Schools program launched in September 2015, as part of a larger commitment to create a more scientifically literate society. With generous funding from Regeneron, the Society has expanded the reach of Science News in High Schools to over 4,600 additional public high schools and public charter schools.

Science News, published since 1922, provides an approachable overview from all fields and applications of STEM. The magazine is written by a staff of experienced science journalists, many with Ph.D.s in scientific disciplines.

For my students, Science News opens doors, takes down walls, and prompts important questions.
—Jennifer Parr, high school science teacher


Participating high schools receive:

  • 10 print copies of each issue of Science News magazine published during the academic year.
  • Digital access to sciencenews.org — including the full archive — for the entire school, including teachers. If your school is already part of the program, sign in here: https://www.sciencenews.org/snhs
  • An online Educator Guide with discussion questions for each issue, to help teachers incorporate the content into their lesson plans and curriculum. View an example of the Making Waves Educator Guide.
  • Access to an online community for sharing ideas and best practices for using Science News in High Schools

Sponsor Science News in High Schools

Help the Society realize the dream of giving Science News to every high school student in America, and beyond.

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.