Fact-Checking in an Era of Fake News
Journal Article | May 2021
Leveraging Science in the News
Journal Article | February 2020
Pseudoscience in the News: Preposterous Propositions and Media Mayhem Matters
Book Chapter | March 2011
The nature of science (NOS) is to rely on empirical evidence, logical argument, and skeptical review, versus pseudoscience (e.g., astrology), which falsely claims scientific validity and credibility despite the weight…
Good News for Post-Secondary Educators
Journal Article | March 2019
The Journal of College Science Teaching’s editor shares thoughts regarding the current issue.
Journal Article | March 2014
Teaching students to gather, interpret, and present information graphically.
Journal Article | October 2000
Earth scientists gather and analyze evidence of change on Earth through time to increase our understanding of the geologic past and the history of life. Students can experience the excitement and challenges of the…
Science News and the Science Classroom
Journal Article | November 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…
Editor's Roundtable: Spreading the News—With Care!
Journal Article | March 2016
Science Scope’s editor shares thoughts regarding the current issue.
Building Science Literacy by Reading Science News
Journal Article | November 2013
Engage students in reading, analyzing, and discussing science stories in the popular media.
It's All the News: Critiquing Evidence and Claims
Journal Article | February 2002
To develop their ability to critique scientific claims, students evaluate the science behind articles on a fictitious Internet tabloid. Students critique the scientific claims, then make recommendations for ways to…
Viral News: Media Literacy for the 21st Century
Journal Article | July 2012
The authors present a lesson designed to address the 21st-century skills of information and media literacy in the context of science issues. This lesson was embedded in a full unit focused on viruses and vaccines at the…
Editor's Corner: News Flash—<em>Science Is Important</em>
Journal Article | November 2004
This issue of The Science Teacher is our attempt to give you some tools to move the understanding of science to the majority, to help provide a more secure future for the scientific habit mind. In our classes, we must…
Case Study: Biology in the News: Beginning and Ending the Semester With the Big Picture
Journal Article | September 2018
This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. In this article, the author describes how she uses current biology-…
News Media Databases for Content Selection and Relevance in Introductory Geoscience Courses
Journal Article | September 2009
A systematic assessment of media-based coverage of geoscience topics relative to those found in textbooks is presented here. The specific question addressed is to what extent fully indexed media and print news sources…
Science Sampler: Bees in the news—Connecting classroom science to real-life issues
Journal Article | July 2010
While news articles are commonly used as resources for teaching and learning in language arts classes, their use in science classrooms is often limited. In this article, the authors share their experiences (in Ming’s…