Science News for Students

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  1. Scientists Say: Latitude and Longitude

    Latitude is a measure of how far a location is north or south of the equator. Longitude is a measure of how far east or west a location is from the Prime Meridian.

  2. Space

    Scientists Say: Orbit

    An orbit is the path one object in space takes around another, such as a planet, star or the center of an atom.

  3. Space

    Scientists Say: Supernova

    When a star has too much mass, it can explode. The explosion is called a supernova.

  4. Space

    Say hello to gravity waves

    Einstein predicted these waves 100 years ago. Scientists have finally proven him right.

  5. Bake your way to your next science project!

    This step-by-step series from the Eureka! Lab blog explains how anyone can do a research project and do it right.

  6. Planets

    Hello, Pluto!

    Here's a collection of our stories about your favorite dwarf planet — including those on the New Horizons flyby.

  7. Science & Society

    Most students wrong on risks of smoking occasionally

    Teens know that heavy smoking can seriously harm health. But most, a new study finds, don’t realize that smoking only now and then also is harmful. Data from a survey highlight teens’ mistaken ideas about the risks of intermittent smoking.

  8. Physics

    Nobel goes for creating the ‘nanoscope’

    A regular microscope can’t bring into focus the nanoscale molecules from which cells are built. Using lasers and fluorescent molecules, three scientists found a way to view these tiny features. Their reward: the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

  9. 2014 Indicators highlight STEM learning and teaching

    This year’s Science and Engineering Indicators give good news: most high school teachers in science and math have in-field related skill sets.

  10. ‘The Poisoner’s Handbook’ comes to PBS

    Public TV is offering a fascinating and gory account of scientists and justice in a show covering the birth of forensic toxicology during New York City’s Jazz Age. Related educational materials will help teachers bring forensic chemistry to their classrooms.