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Objective: Students will recognize the elements of a well-written science news story and will evaluate the effectiveness of several examples.

Materials: ARTICLE A Apple probes iPhone explosion reports: EU
(article as originally published)
ARTICLE B Apple probes iPhone explosion reports: EU
(same as ARTICLE A but with teacher notations)
Science News Article Evaluation
ARTICLE C Teens with own cars have more crashes, study finds  – (article for students to evaluate independently)

Time: approximately 40-50 minutes

lesson – Make it Better – Improving a Science News Story

lesson – Make it Better – Improving a Science News Story (Editable Version)

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