Are you looking for current science for your students? This is a list of go-to sources for reliable science news. Most of these are created from primary sources, though written in a way that high school or even lower grades can understand. I follow many of the pages on twitter so that I know when a new and relevant article has been posted.
My students learn to summarize, annotate, and create CER charts from current articles.
- CER Guide: Description and framework for claim-evidence-reasoning exercises
- Framing Guide for Article Summaries – how to write a summary for any article
- Article Analysis: Concept Mapping – a flow chart asks students to determine key ideas, evidence, and opinions
- Article of the Week – weekly assignment where students read an article related to the unit of study, annotate and summarize
Science in the Classroom – annotated research papers which include teaching materials @Sciclassroom
Science News for Students – organized by topic, most articles include vocabulary list and readability score @SNStudents
Science Journal for Kids – peer-reviewed science research which has amazing engaging graphics to go with the stories. @SJforKids
Smithsonian Teen Tribune – for grades k-12, includes Spanish versions
Newsela -not just for science, has features like quizzes and changing reading levels for differentiated instruction, integrates with google classroom, some features not available with free version. @Newsela
DOGOnews – pro version works with google classroom, articles have a listen function
Other news sources
ScienceDaily – this is one of my daily stops to see if anything interesting has been discovered @ScienceDaily
ScienceMag – curated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science @sciencemagazine
Scientific American – digital version of this magazine, free articles and more for a subscription
Phys.org – this site has many news articles written in a way most people can understand, with links (DOI) to the peer-reviewed originals
Short Science Articles by Popular Science
If you can’t share articles via Google Classroom and you print them, PrintFriendly will reduce the size of the files and remove a lot of the extraneous content (ads).