Finding a Topic

Deciding upon a topic may be one of the more difficult parts of science journalism. Topic selection can be viewed on a continuum from teacher assigned topics at one end (based upon curricular demands) to free student selection at the other. It is important to guide young journalists so that topics are focused and relevant.

Objective: Students will identify their own interests and explore a variety of science topics.

Interest Survey
Science Topics
Time: approximately 30 minutes for introductory activity, then on-going

lesson – Finding a Topic

lesson – Finding a Topic (editable version)

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