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

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NATO welcomes North Macedonia

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This Week's lesson:

Space tourism creeps closer to becoming a real thing for rich travelers by 2022

The International Space Station is an orbiting science laboratory, not some kind of exotic hotel. Yet late next year or in early 2022, two private companies plan to send three tourists on a 10-day trip to the distant station. The mission is a pa...

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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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Could the coronavirus spell the end for some sports leagues?


For many sports fans — the coronavirus went from an abstract threat to a reality when, sports all over the globe came to a grinding halt. The NBA and NHL paused their seasons, Major League Baseball delayed Opening Day and the NCAA canceled college ba...

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This week's word in the news: RUPTURE

DEFINITION:

To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe -- 04/06/2020

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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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Should people die for the economy?

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Take a behind the scenes view as athletes prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic as this 10-part series explores key areas in STEM.

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Part of rancher John R. Erickson's Hank the Cowdog book series, this 12-week, chapter story follows Hank as he nudges bachelor cowboy Slim into asking Miss Viola to the dance––or maybe he'll just take Viola himself!

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

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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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