What the heck is Chain Reaction?

Chain Reaction 7, "People and Environment: Our Heat Habitat" is now available! 

See a list of lesson plans related to articles in the new issue.

What is Chain Reaction?
Want to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing research and creative activity being conducted by Arizona State University scientists, engineers, and scholars? Would you like to have that work explained and described with understandable terms and eye-catching images? Look no further. Chain Reaction is the magazine and Web site that fills all of those needs. And it’s absolutely free!

Chain Reaction is both a unique publication and Web site written and designed by the award-winning team at the ASU Office of Research Communications.

The magazine is written and designed for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students and their teachers. Our intent is to illustrate how ASU scientists and scholars explore the world and create new knowledge. We explore science topics and concepts using current, real-world research projects. Each issue is tied to subject themes required by the Arizona State Science Standards.

In 2007, more than 250 teachers responded to a survey asking how they used Chain Reaction in their classrooms. The results indicated that elementary school teachers using Chain Reaction actually taught twice as much science as non-users.

Read what teachers have to say about Chain Reaction.

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