Check out the Let’s Learn About series

These mini lessons can introduce you to a new topic

Interested in learning more about a certain topic? Start with Let's Learn About.

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Entries in the Let’s Learn About series present a mini lesson on a topic. Each entry provides a handful of Science News for Students stories on that topic, along with relevant Scientists Say and explainers, a new word find puzzle and a link to fun content from somewhere on the internet, like an animal cam or game. These collections are meant to help kids learn more about a topic in STEM — with a bit of fun.

Check out entries in the following categories:

Have a suggestion for this series? Email us at sns@sciencenews.org.

Life

Alligators

Bioluminescence

Cellulose

Chimpanzees and bonobos

Coral reefs

Creepy crawlies in your home

Crocodiles

Dinosaur extinction

Dinosaurs’ fearsome neighbors

DNA

Dogs

Dolphins

Domestic cats

Electric eels

Elephants

Halloween creatures

Meat-eating plants

Microbes

Microbial communities

Sharks

Snot

Trees

Whales

Space

Black holes

Dark matter

Exoplanets

Hunting for alien life

Jupiter

Mars

Meteor showers

Moon

Pluto

Space robots

Sun

Humans

Bias

Citizen Science

Early humans

Exercise

Hair

Mummies

Sleep

Taste

Touch

Physics and chemistry

Acids

Bases

Bubbles

Colors

Glass

Light

Periodic table

Earth

Antarctica

Arctic

Auroras

Coral reefs

Earthquakes

Geysers and hydrothermal vents

Groundwater

Hurricanes

Lightning

Plastic pollution

Rain

Snow

Sun

Tornadoes

Volcanoes

Winter Olympics

Technology

Artificial intelligence

Ancient technology

Batteries

Forensic science

Future of food

Satellites

Smart clothes

Solar power

Space robots

Virtual reality

Math

Pi