What's in a (science) name?
Pumpkins and popcorn and planets and plastics - these are a few of teachers’ favorite things (on Newsela).
If you’ve spent some time browsing the site, you’ve probably come across your fair share of science articles and content. Science content is actually the most assigned by teachers of all levels - take a look below to see a sampling of their favorite science articles.
Given that science articles are so popular, we were curious: do students at schools with the word “science” in the name view more science articles than their non-science-named counterparts?
Both populations view science articles at the same rate, with science-named schools assigning at a rate of 24.1% versus 23.8% for non-science-named schools. Turns out you don’t need to have “science” in your school name to stoke interest in the subject - just access to a robust library of engaging, authentic, science-forward content.