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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Does the U.S. need a Space Force?

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Ecuador declares emergency over Venezuelan migrants at its border

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

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This week's word in the news: RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post -- 08/20/2018



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


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Daily Science Webcasts


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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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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