Resources for Teachers and Students

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Week's lesson:
Spacecraft makes emergency landing in Kazakhstan

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This Week's lesson:

'Final call:' UN climate study delivers a stark, urgent warning for world leaders

A major climate change report from the United Nations has an attention-grabbing message for policymakers around the world, especially in countries with lots of vehicles, factories and electric plants that emit "greenhouse gases" from burning oil...

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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This Week's lesson:

Report: Pentagon Weapons Systems Are At Risk Of Cyberattacks


Almost all of the Pentagon's newer weapons are vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a new government report on cybersecurity tests from 2012 to 2017. Many of the testers, posing as hackers, were able to easily guess login information — some passw...

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Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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This week's word in the news: MALFUNCTION

DEFINITION:

A failure to function or defective functioning.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With most planned fixes left undone, AC malfunctions increased this year in many of the district's 165 traditional schools and other facilities, The Post found.
The Palm Beach Post -- 10/15/2018

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Transforming a prank into a message

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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