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Evaluating Science in the News

In this activity, students evaluate a science news article to determine whether it is a trustworthy source of information.

Scientist Role Models

In this activity, students find a scientist with whom they can relate in some way and then explore and reflect upon the impact of that scientist’s work.

Nutrient Cycling in the Serengeti

In this activity, students engage with an example from the Serengeti ecosystem to illustrate the exchange of nutrients between plants, animals, and the environment. 

Baboon Longevity Under Adversity

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on how adversity in early life impacts the long-term survival of baboons.

Monkey Social Status and Immune Response

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on how social status affects the expression of genes involved in immune system processes.

HIV Receptors and Co-receptors

This demonstration models the first step of the HIV life cycle: the binding of HIV envelope proteins to receptors on human helper T cells.

Ocean Acidification

In this hands-on activity, students simulate the effects of decreasing pH caused by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Resistance to Coral Bleaching

This activity analyzes a published scientific figure from a study that tested whether corals can become more resistant to bleaching.

Coral Reefs and Global Warming

This activity allows students to use authentic scientific data to make claims about the threat of coral bleaching for reefs around the world.