Teaching overview

Learning points

  • First mother and daughter go to space on Virgin Galactic’s commercial spaceflight service.
  • Engineers have created a strawberry-picking robot.
  • Trumpetfish hide behind parrotfish to hunt.

Curriculum keywords

  • Space Tourists
  • Strawberry-Picking Robot
  • Trumpetfish

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

Space Tourists Blast Off

  • How did Schahaff and Mayers get their seat on the spaceflight?
  • How much did Goodwin pay for his seat on the spaceflight?
  • How long did Goodwin wait for his spaceflight? Would you wait that long?

Strawberry-Picking Robot

  • What is the name of the strawberry-picking robot?
  • How does the robot only select ripe strawberries?
  • What other uses do you think this technology will potentially have?

Sneaky Fish

  • What kind of fish did the trumpetfish hide behind?
  • Why do scientists think that the trumpetfish are hiding behind another fish?
  • How did the scientists prove their theory?

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