The Why Files is a resource designed for students to learn about the science of stories in the news. The Why Files doesn’t cover every current events news story, just the stories that have connections to science concepts. For example, one of the recent stories is about the launch of the SpaceX rocket. The story goes on to explain in text, image, and video the science and history of rockets being launched into space.
Applications for Education
Most of the material on The Why Files is geared toward an elementary and middle school audience. The teachers’ section of The Why Files offers pdf guides and quizzes that you can use to teach the science of the stories featured on the front page of The Why Files. The Why Files could also be a good resource for students to explore independently or with their parents.