Science News for Students

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age 11+

Up-to-date STEM stories could inspire budding scientists.

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age 13+

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age 12+

Science to capture a tween's or teen's interest

Formerly known as Science News for Kids, this free, daily online magazine is aimed at those 11 or 12 and up (and their parents and grandparents). It covers all fields of science and engineering, even some math, but not as a homework-helper--as news. It's real, award-winning journalism written by science professionals in terms even a kid can understand. But you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it. Richly illustrated and ad-free, it focuses on what's new, how we know it, and why we should care. Even teachers in math-and-science-magnet schools love it!

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age 14+

For middle school and up, up, up

High school teachers also find the site useful--even for students in their advanced classes. When content is written well for a middle-school audience, it doesn't insult those who are older. That's why even community college profs like the content on this site. But middle-school teachers really appreciate that it speaks to their kids about amazingly current events, all without dumbing anything down.

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