Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Geo-location technology is being used to rescue survivors from a devastating earthquake that has struck Türkiye and Syria.
  • Researchers have recorded the hidden sounds of nature from beneath polar ice sheets.
  • Engineers have designed a robot called Frida that can create artistic paintings.

Curriculum keywords

  • Earthquake
  • Polar Sounds
  • Robot

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

Earthquake Rescue

  • In what countries did the recent earthquake happen?
  • How is modern technology helping to save the lives of people trapped by an earthquake?
  • Do you know what causes earthquakes?

Polar Sounds

  • Which animals live in the North and South Poles?
  • What do Ross seals sound like?
  • Do you know why icebergs are melting?

Painting Robot

  • What have scientists called the painting robot?
  • What technology allows the robot to create its paintings?
  • Do you think robots will ever replace human artists?

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