Science in the Classroom has several features that help educators and students dissect the advanced science in each paper:
- The learning lens is on the left sidebar of each paper and is the source of annotations. Click on a category to highlight portions of the text, then click on the highlighted text to view the annotations. There are seven categories of annotations: Glossary, Previous work, Author's experiments, Results and conclusions, News and policy links, Learning standards, and References and notes.
- Learning notes are designed to help students deconstruct the methods and data analysis contained in each figure.
- References are annotated to demonstrate the dynamic accumulation of knowledge in the field and to emphasize the ongoing nature of the research.
- Data activities accompany some papers and use real data provided by the study authors. These activities allow students to use the same data analysis techniques used in the paper.
- Each paper has an educator guide that includes suggestions for classroom use, a summary of the article and its connections to the nature of science, connections to STEM learning standards and frameworks, and discussion questions.