Jan 15, 2019 2019-01-15
Science News for Students (SNS) is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators. SNS is a publication of the Science News Media Group, which is a program of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP). SNS—which is free to use—helps to fulfill the Society’s mission by connecting the latest in scientific research to learning in and out of the classroom. Science News for Students publishes award-winning journalism on research across the breadth of science, health, and technology fields, with the aim to bring these new developments to a younger audience. Published daily, SNS posts both shorter news stories and longer features, all written with a vocabulary and sentence structure aimed at readers aged 9–14. The breadth of technical subjects and the tone attract many advanced readers as well. Each story includes further readings, citations to the original research on which the stories are based, power words (glossary terms), and a readability score that ensures the text is accessible to teens and tweens. Longer features also have extra materials to aid in classroom use. Additionally, SNS publishes blogs such as Analyze This!, which engages students in exploring science through data, graphs, visualizations, and more; and Technically Fiction, which invites students to find facts in the fantastic, such as Harry Potter’s ability to teleport from one place to another.
Plus: The Society for Science & the Public runs world-class science-education competitions for youth: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Broadcom MASTERS.