Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Scientists have created a brand new spacesuit for NASA’s next mission to the Moon.
  • A baby cheetah cub has been fostered by a different mother cheetah at a safari park in Australia.
  • Scientists have created seed carriers that drill themselves into the ground, which will help grow plants in hard-to-reach places.

Curriculum keywords

  • Spacesuit
  • Baby Cheetah
  • Seeds

This Week's Kahoot Quiz

Each week we'll be bringing you a free quiz that you can use with your students after they've enjoyed the episode.

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Spark a discussion


  • Who wears spacesuits?
  • What is the main purpose of a spacesuit?
  • If you designed a spacesuit, what would it look like?

Baby Cheetah

  • For how many days did the zookeepers look after the single cub?
  • Why do you think the zookeepers marked the single cub with the scent of the den it was going to be moved to?
  • How did the zookeepers know that the fostering was a success?

Self-Burying Seed Carriers

  • How are the seed carriers scattered onto the soil?
  • By burying the seeds in the ground, what are they are protected from?
  • Why is it important that we plant lots of trees and plants?

Classroom Resources

Use these resources to get the most out of the news update and engage your class in topical science!

Twig Science: A Complete Pre-K–8 Program for the NGSS

Immersive Investigations with High-Quality Multimedia

  • Investigating, designing, building, and understanding phenomena
  • Hands-on, digital, video, and print investigations
  • Synchronous/asynchronous distance learning