Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Designers create a robotic kitchen that can cook fresh meals from scratch.
  • Canada experiences its worst wildfires on record and the smoke from these fires is spreading across the US.
  • Saildrone's fleet of uncrewed surface vehicles explore the ocean, finding a previously undiscovered mountain and other important scientific data.

Curriculum keywords

  • Robotic Kitchen
  • Wildfires
  • Saildrone

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

Robotic Kitchen

  • What is the robotic kitchen designed to do?
  • Over how many different meals can the robotic kitchen cook?
  • What meal would you like the robot to learn?

Canada Wildfires

  • Over how many US firefighters have gone to Canada to help tackle the wildfires?
  • What major US city was mentioned in the film as having been impacted by the smoke from these fires?
  • Where else in the United States has the smoke reached?


  • What has Saildrone discovered off the coast of California?
  • What was Saildrone able to film the inside of for the first time?
  • What other potential uses do you think Saildrone's uncrewed surface vehicles could have?

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