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This week, we learned …
- So, we know what’s going on on top of Mauna Kea. What’s going on below?
- Where else are indigenous groups protesting for greater sovereignty?
- How old are you? What do you think the world will be like when you’re 115? What technology will you be using? How will you travel? What will you be wearing? Do you think there will be new countries, or countries that no longer exist? What political conflicts will be going on?
- Too many questions? What does age have to do with cognitive abilities and “processing speed”?
- Where are most electrical grids located?
- How is electricity for most homes and businesses generated?
- How can we balance the need for development and electricity with the need for environmental stability? (If you can think of a good answer, we need you here at Nat Geo!)
- Survey your class or school. How many lefties are there? More or less than the 10% average?
- What animals do you think are most impacted by human-generated noise? (Remember sound travels underwater!)
- Do you think any impacts might be positive?
… Pakistan’s national baseball team just wants you to know they exist, while Cuba’s powerhouse baseball culture flickers out.
- Do you think baseball is still “America’s Pastime”?
- Do you associate any country or region with a sport? (Jamaica with running? India with cricket?)
- Where else have paleontologists found dinosaur footprints?
- How do scientists search for dinosaur footprints?
- What importance do you place on your child or student’s emotional agility—the ability to manage their thoughts and feelings?
- Do you know anyone who speaks Yiddish?
- Can you think of other endangered languages?