SCIENCE An Indian teenager has not only produced A 64-gram (0.14-pound) satellite, NASA has agreed to launch it next month. (Science Alert) So, you want to build a satellite? Watch our video to see what’s involved. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Rifath Shaarook, an 18-year-old Indian teenager, just designed Kalam Sat, the world’s lightest … Continue reading A Teenager Just Built The World’s Lightest Satellite—and NASA’s Launching It
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned … … who the most murderous mammals really are. Editor’s pick of the week! What is a meerkat’s mob mentality? What factors contribute to meerkat survival? Make your own meerkat … then make it kill. … this orchestra literally plays with its food. What vegetables … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. … how a secret forest grew without anyone noticing. … that railway stations are the architecture of democracy, and airports are just out-of-town sheds. … how Silicon Valley is reimagining … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
POLITICS Voters in Brattleboro, Vermont, will be asked this week to lower the voting age for local elections to 16, a move that some say could place the town on the cutting edge in a world where teenage political maturity may be vastly increasing thanks to online social interaction. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our resources to learn more about elections. Teachers, scroll down for a … Continue reading Should 16-year-olds Be Allowed to Vote?
SCIENCE Linguists Try to Decipher Teenage Grunts Clearly, linguistics exists just so we can give a technical description of those hard-to-spell sounds that erupt from callow youths. yeeah. The eye-rolls are vital. Discussion Ideas: Alveolar glides, affricates, glottal stops. Do students think linguists invented these terms to better understand teenage speech patterns? Unlikely. These are words or descriptions that apply to very specific sounds made … Continue reading Deciphering Teenage Grunts. DUH.