SCIENCE It’s a total fluke. No one was thinking about making the most precise test yet of general relativity when the European Space Agency sent a pair of satellites into orbit last year. But a botched launch put them in perfect position to test Einstein’s century-old theory. (Guardian) Use our resources to learn a little about the man behind general relativity. Teachers, scroll down for … Continue reading 100 Years Later, Einstein’s Theory Tested by Satellites
WORLD The International Monetary Fund is adding the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency, marking a milestone in the country’s ascendancy as a global economic power. (Wall Street Journal) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to navigate the world’s most elite money club—the five reserve currencies. Then, test your knowledge with our easy five-question quiz. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s … Continue reading China Joins Elite Currency Club
SCIENCE A new report found some surprises when it looked at the state of scientific knowledge amongst Americans. (Nat Geo News) How do you measure up? Quiz yourself with our resources below. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources. Discussion Ideas: Quiz Yourself! This picture shows an object in space that has an icy core with a tail of gas and … Continue reading How Much Do You Know About Science?
How well do you know the news? From soccer to solar sails, test yourself on this week’s world events with our quick 10-question quiz by clicking here. How’d you do last week? Most of you passed last week’s quiz. There were two questions that you stumbled on. What does the “D” in D-Day stand for? What musician created “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music”? … Continue reading Quiz Connection!
Revisit Week that Was! It’s that time again . . . how well do you know the news? QUIZ CONNECTION! Time will pass . . . will you? How’d You Do? Last week, most of you passed our quiz. Our most-missed quiz question was “what nation won the very first FIFA World Cup back in 1930?” What Do You Think? You definitely had some opinions … Continue reading Quiz Connection!