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Science in the News Discussion Club: Discuss and Analyse STEM News Articles

In this ongoing class, students will learn how to discuss and analyse STEM news articles, including studying the underlying science, developing critical analysis skills, and socialising with other children passionate about science!
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will:
- Develop a broader awareness of STEM in the news and society
- Relate school science topics to real-life situations and events
- Improve their understanding of STEM subjects beyond the school curriculum
- Learn how to critically analyse and discuss news articles
- Develop conversational and academic English skills
Learners will be sent the news article in advance of the class, which they should read beforehand. 
There will be no formal assessment provided for this class
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class will involve discussing STEM topics in the news, so may occasionally lead into more political discussions and mention of potentially controversial topics (vaccination, animal testing, etc). Articles will be selected in an age-appropriate way and critically analysed from a neutral perspective to consider underlying scientific evidence, author bias, etc. with learners actively encouraged to discuss their opinions and constrictively critique their point of view. Note that while I will of course consider parents' requests, I will not censor topics based on religious or discriminatory objections. 
We will refer to articles from a wide range of freely accessible internet-based sources - primarily reputable news websites and some STEM blogs/ magazines. Sometimes, we may discuss an article from a less reputable source in order to critically analyse how the source of an article affects how it is written. 


Lives in the United Kingdom
Qualified and enthusiastic UK science teacher
51 total reviews
30 completed classes

About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Katie, I teach fun yet educational science classes aimed at inspiring children to develop their scientific research skills and truly understand science. My classes combine interesting and useful topics with clear learning... 
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