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Spring 2020

Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean

Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.46
Spring 2020

The Wide World of Coding: The People and Careers behind the Programs

The best part about coding is that anyone with a computer can learn how to do it. From education to healthcare to entertainment, software touches almost every aspect of twenty-first century… Read More →

  • Dewey: 005.1023
Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.45/4
Spring 2020

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth

On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held in a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.262
Spring 2020

Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation

Theodosia Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr, came of age in New York City when the New Nation was growing up. She attended the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 973.4/6092 [B]
Spring 2020

Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 595.79/9
Fall 2019

Body 2.0: The Engineering Revolution in Medicine

Scientists are on the verge of a revolution in biomedical engineering that will forever change the way we think about medicine, even life itself. Cutting-edge researchers are working to build… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 610.28
Fall 2019

You Do You: Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, and Sexuality

Teen sex. STIs. Sexting. Rape. Sexual harassment. #MeToo and #YesAllWomen. Today's teens launch into their sexual lives facing challenging issues but with little if any formalized learning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 306.70835
Fall 2019

Giraffe Extinction: Using Science and Technology to Save the Gentle Giants

Quietly, without most people noticing, the population of giraffes in the wild has decreased by nearly 40 percent since 1985. Giraffes have disappeared entirely from seven countries where they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 599.638
Fall 2019

Gun Violence: Fighting for Our Lives and Our Rights

In early 2018, teen-led March for Our lives events across the United States protested gun violence, demanded change to save lives, and registered voters toward that end. This authoritative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 363.330973
Fall 2019

The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past

Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time. One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the Dozier School, a place where—rather than reforming the children in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 365/.975993
Fall 2019

Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 155.5/182
Fall 2019

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 324.6/230973
Spring 2019

Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action

Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections showing that whites will no… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • Dewey: 305.5/68
Spring 2019

Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 070.4/3
Spring 2019

Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate

Trees are essential. They provide water, shelter, and food for millions of plant and animal species, including humans. They deliver proven health benefits, and they capture and store carbon… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 581.7/14
Spring 2019

Living Simply: A Teen Guide to Minimalism

Twenty-first-century minimalism is an increasingly mainstream response to global environmental crises such as climate change, the garbage glut, fast fashion, and other manifestations of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 646.700835
Spring 2019

No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 362.883
Spring 2019

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet: Environmental Chemistry

Many of the most toxic materials on Earth—from arsenic to plutonium—occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 577.27
Spring 2019

The Global Refugee Crisis: Fleeing Conflict and Violence

According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 362.87
Spring 2019

Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 355.0092/520973

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 613.2

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 571.8/79