Newsela Science helps teachers integrate literacy and science with authentic, real-world texts that are accessible to students and aligned to standards.
Newsela Science features
A science-specific homepage to make it easy to find content and inspiration for instruction.
Expanded collections help you find curated and organized content that supports your core Science instruction, complete with instructional resources.
Content that is aligned to state science standards, and a selection includes a subject-specific quiz and Write Prompt.
An extensive library of authentic texts, including background knowledge explainers, science-related current events, and science careers content.
Differentiated nonfiction texts allow students to access the content at their just-right reading level.
Find individual texts across Science categories like multimedia, STEM, math connections, and commonly taught topics. To use the Explore Articles section, follow these steps:
From the Science homepage, locate the left-hand navigation bar.
Under Explore Articles, click the carrot next to a collection title to preview the contents.
Click the title of any category to be taken to that section. Here you can browse content selections that are ready for the science classroom.
Multimedia Find content to engage students across relevant multimedia categories, including diagrams.
STEM Build students’ STEM understanding with content categories like Science and Engineering Skills, Science Discussions, and Experiments.
Math Connections Find content to connect students to the relationship between math and science through statistics, geometry, applied math, units of measurement and conversions, and more.
Collections are curated and organized content aligned with state science standards, and complete with instructional strategies to provide ideas for how to use the content to teach the standards. To use the Explore Collections section, follow these steps:
From the Newsela Science homepage, locate the left-hand navigation bar.
Under Explore Collections, click the carrot next to a collection title to preview the contents.
Click the title of any collection to be taken to the collection landing page. Here you can read the overview, preview the sections or units, and locate instructional resources.
Amplify Science Elementary Organized to align Newsela Science texts to compliment the Amplify Science Scope and Sequence.
Elementary NGSS Phenomena Content, strategies, and performance tasks to make the NGSS standards accessible and actionable for elementary teachers.
Elementary TEKS Aligns with the TEKS Science standards for Grade 3-5 and includes Tier 3 vocabulary terms, reflection questions, and a list of suggested resources.
Exploring Life Science Integrate literacy into your Life Science courses with texts that connect to phenomena and core ideas, complete with instructional resources, and a hands-on performance task.
FOSS Next Generation Connect FOSS hands-on investigations with Newsela Science reference texts and real-world connections.
High School Biology Aligned with the NGSS High School life science performance expectations and biology topics, containing phenomena and core idea texts, instructional resources, and a performance task.
Investigating Physical Science Integrate literacy into your Physical Science courses with texts that connect to phenomena and core ideas, complete with instructional resources, and a hands-on performance task.
Mystery Science Connect Mystery Science curriculum to Newsela Science texts to provide students with background information and real-world connections. Find texts aligned to each Mystery for grades 3-5, as well as Lesson Sparks resources that explain NGSS alignment.
Seasonal STEAM Cross-curricular collection of curated season and holiday STEAM activities with literacy integration.
Uncovering Earth Science Integrate literacy into your Earth Science courses with texts that connect to phenomena and core ideas, complete with instructional resources, and a hands-on performance task.
Find articles across Newsela Science categories by searching for keywords or subjects. To search, follow these steps:
Click Search on the Search and Navigation bar.
Enter a keyword or subject. As you type, Newsela displays articles, Text Sets, and standards that match your search term(s).
Click ‘Go’. You will be directed to the results page.
Use the filters and tabs shown to refine your search for the best content for your classroom.
From the article page, click the Activities carrot to expand the panel and locate the article Quiz and Write prompt.
Multiple choice quizzes are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and assess student understanding and application of the science concepts covered in the content. Find Science quizzes by navigating to the “New! Science Supports on Articles” content row on the science homepage.
Customizable Writing prompts support science and engineering literacy skills, like argumentation from evidence.
Find your saved texts, original text sets, and text sets created at your school in the Your Content section.