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Science News and the Science Classroom

Journal of College Science Teaching – November/December 2006

As science teachers, we attempt to accomplish many goals in our classes. Learning science content is usually first priority, but beyond that we have many diverse goals for students. There are also goals imposed on us by states, school administrations, and others. Those goals include developing writing skills and integrating science and writing. Using Science News as a teaching tool promotes writing about science, talking about science, and broadening students’ views about what science is. This article describes an ongoing assignment in which students choose one article from Science News each week and write a brief summary and explanation of why they picked that article.
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