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Reading news about science helps teens understand that there are many things we are still learning about how the world works. 


Teaching high school students the basics of physics, Earth science, evolution and chemistry is hard enough. But it’s even harder to make sure teens understand that scientific discovery isn’t a thing of the past. Science moves forward, occasionally steps back and then lurches on again. By reading about the new knowledge that scientists are constantly unearthing about our universe, students can come to see science as an evolving landscape. Now, high schools can get access to the latest in scientific discoveries with Science News in High Schools. The best part? It’s free.

Science News has been publishing news about the most recent research discoveries since 1922. With support from Regeneron, the Society for Science & the Public (publisher of Science NewsScience News for Students and this blog), is able to offer Science News free to 4,000 public high schools and public charter schools in the upcoming school year.

Teachers and schools can sign up now to receive 10 print copies of each issue and full digital access to the Science News website and archive. Each issue will also come with an educator guide that includes discussion questions to help students interact with the material.

SSP also plans to develop online communities for teachers using Science News in High Schools to share ideas. (And if some students find the reading in Science News too tough a slog, there’s also Science News for Students. It publishes versions of many of the same Science News articles — with the same in-depth explanations — but with far lower readability scores.)

Sign up is open now for 4,000 schools to get great science journalism delivered for free! Help students get and stay inspired with the latest research news, right in the classroom. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to introduce your students to award-winning reporting on breaking events across the entire breadth of science.

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Bethany Brookshire was a longtime staff writer at Science News Explores and is the author of the book Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains. She has a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology and likes to write about neuroscience, biology, climate and more. She thinks Porgs are an invasive species.