Essential Resource for Science News

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February 12, 2024

Switch Classroom loves EurekAlert!, a non-profit science news-release distribution platform managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This helpful resource is updated hourly and will keep you up-to-date with scientific research in all disciplines. Educators and students can browse news releases by subject or use the direct links for various topics or regions. Many news releases can be read in languages other than English, such as Chinese and Spanish.  

Energy educators especially will love DOE EurekAlert!, a subpage dedicated to the U.S. Department of Energy releases. The Energy Sciences page is a virtual treasure trove of the latest energy science news from the U.S. and around the globe. Give it a visit and you will not be disappointed.

Switch Classroom Connection

Looking for a quick connection to Switch Classroom? Easily extend a EurekAlert! science news article into a free energy and environment lesson. From Switch Classroom’s “Lessons” page, select the appropriate topic filter(s) to browse the relevant lessons.

Each lesson has a short video and teacher-made, teacher-ready activities! Plus, Switch Classroom is NGSS and APES-aligned and fits easily into your science curricula ensuring that your high-quality, no-prep current events lesson will be ready in no time!

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