Frequently Asked Questions

Program Resources

As a member of theSNHS program, a school gets 10 print copies of the bi-weeklyScience Newsmagazine starting with an issue in August and ending with an issue in May. Interested educators will receive online access to the digitalScience News,Science News for Studentsand Educator Guide archives. Educators also receive a digital e-newsletter that shares the latest guide as well as updates from the Society and other teaching content. Educators also have access to a digital Educator community via Edmodo to post ideas and learn from other educators.

An Educator Guide takes a deep dive into one of the articles in each issue ofScience News. It provides three types of student exercises that correspond to the article. These include reading comprehension questions and answers, cross curricular discussion prompts and answers and activities. The activities range from lab-based experiments to debates to data dives to diagrams. The Educator Guides are designed for you to pick and choose what to include in your classroom. You can use the full guide as a sub plan or choose individual exercises from it to use as well.

Students only have direct access to the journalism resources. They can search for articles by going to theScience NewsorScience News for Studentswebsites.


Science News for Studentsis written for a slightly younger audience, with readability scores that equate to grades 5-8.Science Newspublishes articles with readability scores that equate to grades 9 and up.

Science News for Studentsis a free online resource. You can find and search for articles

Each school receives 10 print magazines as part of theScience Newsin High Schools program. If you aren’t using the copies in your classroom, bring them to your school’s library or share them with other teachers and students at your school! If you want more copies for your classroom, emailsnhs@societyforscience.orgto learn about our classroom copies rate for educators.

Issue date: Estimated date of arrival

8/31/19: 8/30/19

9/14/19: 9/13/19

9/28/19: 9/27/19

10/12/19 & 10/26/19: 10/11/19

11/9/19: 11/8/19

11/23/19: 11/22/19

12/7/19: 12/6/19

12/21/19 & 1/4/20: 12/20/19

1/18/20: 1/17/20

2/1/20: 1/31/20

2/15/20: 2/14/20

2/29/20: 2/28/20

3/14/20: 3/13/20

3/28/20: 3/27/20

4/11/20: 4/10/20

4/25/20: 4/24/20

5/9/20 & 5/23/20: 5/8/20

f you haven’t received the magazines, first ask around to make sure other people at the school haven’t seen them. Issues are shipped to one educator at the school, who should then distribute them among all interested educators. If no one at your school has seen them,

Program Participation

Our generous sponsors make it so public high schools can participate in theSNHS program at no cost to the school. Private schools and middle schools are not currently eligible for sponsorship, so they are expected to pay the program cost of $500 per school.

The renewal period starts in February of each year. We will send out email messages with a renewal survey for you to fill out. Once you fill out this survey, your school is renewed for next year.

As many educators who want the resources can sign up! To sign up more educators at your school, fill out thisdigital resources form.

As soon as you sign up to receive the digital resources onthis form, you will be added to our email list.