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L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.


Scientists Scramble To Create Replacements For Plastic

There’s a major push to replace plastics in our lives, and not just with paper bags or straws. Over the last 70 years we have produced more than 9 billion tons of plastics that are clogging up our lands and seas. Now, scientists working to create new alternatives from natural, biodegradable materials like crab shells or trees.

Class discussion: What impact is plastic pollution having on the planet? Researchers have found microscopic pieces of plastic in both animals and human beings. Has plastic entered our food chain? What effect could it have on our health? Would you spend more for food packaged in a biodegradable plastic?

News Video Archive

Scientists Scramble To Create Replacements For Plastic

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The average American eats a lot over holidays

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French president calls nationalism 'a betrayal'

Robot farms are here. What can farmers expect?

Trump's phone habits could help spies listen in

Russian charged with interfering with 2018 election

Report: Pentagon Weapons Systems Are At Risk Of Cyberattacks

What's the big deal with "Mean Girls," anyways?

Government projects catastrophic global warming

Robots will soon do more work tasks than humans

DeVos loses student loan lawsuit

Thousands of Russians protest pension reform

EU might abolish daylight saving time

The importance of civics education

Horror films are a reflection of society's fears

July was California's hottest month on record

Pope says death penalty is 'inadmissible'

Coca-Cola to raise soda prices because of tariffs

At least 8 'Robin Hood' films are in development

At least 8 'Robin Hood' films are in development

Younger generations lead movements for change

Satirizing 'code-switching' on screen

NASA has a new plan for dealing with asteroids

Interior Department faces heat over axed coal study

Ikea to phase out some plastic products

Study: US millennials uneducated about Holocaust

The youngest Americans are the loneliest

Child marriage legal in most US states

Atlas the robot goes out for a run

FDA cracks down on 'kid-friendly' vape products

Lynching memorial highlights ongoing inequality

'Smart Cities' use data to make life easier

The complex debate over killer robots continues

Will UK sugar tax take fizz out of drinks industry?

Amazon comes under Trump attack

Thousands demand gun control at "March for Our Lives" rallies

Trump says he made up facts in meeting

Russian TV anchor warns 'traitors' not to settle in Britain

White House May Have OK'd Blockade After Kushner Deal Failed

Software is designed to find online propaganda

Hollywood costume designer brings "Black Panter" nation Wakanda to life

6 teenagers are running for governor in Kansas

Shooting at Los Angeles school was an accident

The Oceans Are Filled With Plastic, And The Problem Might Get Worse

The flu can spread just by breathing

Unified Korean hockey team could go to Olympics

Iceland’s enforcement of equal pay is a first

World's richest gained $1 trillion in 2017

NASA May Have Added Years To Voyager 1's Life

Human auction in Libya highlights modern slavery

Name-calling isn't uniting Americans

Owning a dog could help you live longer

Amazon Key goes live amid security concerns

Russia used social media to divide US

New fines for texting while walking in Honolulu

Pollution kills more than 9 million people a year

Many coal plants close or switch to natural gas

40 percent of new cancer cases linked to obesity

Hundreds injured as police battle voters in Spain

NFL-Trump feud on anthem protests takes over fields across U.S.

Facebook pulls ads aimed at racist searches

Nintendo's Mario is no longer a plumber

What is the 30 million word gap?

Babylonian tablet dates trigonometry back 3,700 years

Teachers crowdfund to supply classrooms

Probe begins after deadly white nationalist rally

Experts edit out deadly gene mutation in embryo

Disease might be a root cause of poverty

How state media became information warfare tool

Fewer babies could be better for the environment

Boeing to test self-flying planes

U.S. sets new record for wind and solar power use

Senator interrupted after making attorney general ‘nervous’

Comey: Russian meddling still a threat

Trump reacts to London terror attack with tweets

Republican wins election after being charged with attacking reporter

Google working on a stand-alone virtual reality headset

Ransomware attack hits thousands worldwide

18 charged in Penn State fraternity death

Future construction sites may be full of robots

South White House sidewalk permanently closed

Navy Bans E-Cigs Over Explosive 'Mishaps'

US won't demand details of anti-Trump Twitter

Pollution found in oceans’ deepest spots

Senate votes to let ISPs sell your information

New Zealand river gets legal status of a person

New WikiLeaks docs show CIA's hacking abilities

Asian Pollution Contributes To U.S. Smog

NASA announces discovery of 7 planets

Internment of Japanese-Americans 75 Years Later

Vizio's Smart TVs spied on their owners

Chemicals in fast food wrappers could be harmful

LED lights might regulate sleeping patterns

Women march for a range of issues in Washington

U.S. troops deploy to Poland

Putin sees increased support from Republicans

Driverless Cars May Worsen The Organ Shortage

Japan tests device to sweep away space junk

Algorithms determine the price of plane tickets

The right to protest

Stephen Hawking says Earth has expiration date

Facebook CEO responds to election critics

Social media echo chambers trap Americans

Self-driving beer truck makes first delivery

Lab burgers take on cows

Kids work in US tobacco fields

U.S. accuses Russia of hacking, election meddling

Why are NFL ratings down this season?

Wage gap between white and black Americans grows

Tourists rush to visit dying Great Barrier Reef

Stop using Samsung Note 7 smartphones, U.S. warns

Hackers target state elections systems

What is Halal meat?

US Army Falsely Adjusted Its Spending By Trillions Of Dollars

Who ensures amusement rides are safe?

Zika Vaccine Trials Have Begun, But Funding Is About To Run Out

Apollo Astronauts' Health Issues Reveal A Hurdle To Deep-Space Travel

Family Says Man With Autism Traumatized After Police Shooting

Study finds Greenland lost 1 trillion tons of ice in just 4 years

UAE Advises Citizens To Avoid Traditional Dress After Incident In Ohio

Beijing's Consuming So Much Water The City's Sinking

Philadelphia Just Became The First Major US City To Tax Sugary Drinks

31 Percent Of Americans Are Struggling To Get By Financially

The '100 Deadliest Days' For Teen Drivers

Judge Orders Release Of Trump University Documents

How Screen Time Actually Affects Kids

Only In Texas: This High School Is Building A $63M Football Stadium

This Wisconsin Town Is Putting A Price On Bullies

Most High School Seniors Aren't Ready For College

Life expectancy declines for white women in the U.S.

Politicians Still Don't Get The, Uh … Internets

China blasts 'Zootopia' for pushing U.S. values

The GOP Is Pro-Guns — Just Not At Its Convention

Third Of Kids In The UK Spend Less Time Outside Than Prison Inmates

Donald Trump says he doesn't condone violence, but . . .

More Phone Scammers Are Calling Your Cell Because Landlines Are Dead

What we can learn from Scott Kelly's year in space

Mumbai Police Enforce No-Selfie Zones After A Rise In Deaths

Apple's Showdown With The FBI Is About More Than Just iPhones

Apparently, Teachers Aren't Sure How To Teach Climate Change

Gulf Coast States React To Growing Cases Of Zika Virus

Cliffside Homes Near Collapse in California Due to El Nino Erosion

Oceans Could Hold More Plastic Than Fish By 2050, Report Says

U.S. Blows Up A Huge Stash Of ISIS' Cash

Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees Pepper-Sprayed

The Healthiest State In The US Just Toughened Its Smoking Laws