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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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Ousted Boeing boss exits with $62 million payout

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Explore ways to a healthier lifestyle in this ten-part video series highlighting tips for children on how relationships and mental and physical health can foster a positive living environment.

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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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Drought, climate change threaten Panama Canal

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

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


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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Was Trump right to order attack?

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Military face-off between U.S. and Iran eases after action by each country

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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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This week's word in the news: DEPLOYMENT

DEFINITION:
The placement or arrangement (as of military personnel or equipment) in position for a particular use or purpose.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
When Deonte Haynes and roughly 700 Minnesota soldiers left for Fort Hood, Texas, in October, their deployment seemed relatively low risk — even though they were headed toward one of the most volatile parts of the world.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 01/13/2020