Sarah Zielinski

Managing editor, Science News for Students

Sarah Zielinski is a science writer and editor with more than a decade of experience covering a wide breadth of science, from astronomy to zoology. A former editor at Smithsonian magazine, she has been published in Scientific American, Discover, National Geographic News, Science and Slate. She received the DCSWA 2010 Science News Brief Award, and an honorable mention in 2017. She has a B.A. in biological sciences from Cornell University and an M.A. in journalism through New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She has two cats, Oscar and Saffir.

All Stories by Sarah Zielinski

  1. Earth

    Let’s learn about geysers and hydrothermal vents

    These are places where superhot water streams out of the earth. Plate tectonics explains how they form.

  2. Animals

    Let’s learn about the creepy crawlies in your home

    From ants to spiders to crickets to bed bugs — a whole host of insects and other arthropods may be hanging out with you at home.

  3. Plants

    Let’s learn about the future of food

    Technology and a warming world will change what you eat and how it gets to your plate.

  4. Animals

    Let’s learn about electric eels

    Learn about where an electric eel’s powerful jolt comes from and more with this collection of stories.

  5. Space

    Let’s learn about satellites

    Satellites, from the moon to those that provide GPS, encircle the Earth. Learn more about them with this collection of stories.

  6. Science & Society

    Here are some free resources for kids (and parents) now learning at home

    From a weekly word to a new learning series, here’s how Science News for Students can help young science learners while schools are closed.

  7. Fossils

    Let’s learn about dinosaur extinction

    Dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous. What made them go extinct?

  8. Climate

    Catch up with Climate Change Chronicles

    Science News for Students spent a year documenting climate change around the globe. Here’s a roundup of the main stories from the series.

  9. Science & Society

    Eight stories you missed while on summer vacation

    Catch up on the science you missed, from earthquakes in California to weather in space to ploonets.

  10. Ecosystems

    Tiger sharks feast when migratory birds fall out of the sky

    Migrating land-based birds that fall from the sky as they cross the Gulf of Mexico can end up in the belly of a young tiger shark.