Teaching overview

Learning points

  • This August sees a super blue moon, which won’t happen again until 2032.
  • Scientists confirm that this July was the hottest on record, with the highest global average temperature ever recorded.
  • A pyramid wind turbine has been installed that can pivot to match the direction of the wind.

Curriculum keywords

  • Super Blue Moon
  • Hottest July Recorded
  • Wind Turbine

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

Super Blue Moon

  • What is a super full moon?
  • What is a blue moon?
  • When is the next super blue moon due to appear in the sky?

Hottest July Recorded

  • What place in California is one of the hottest places on Earth?
  • Which major tourist attraction in Greece closed due to the extreme heat?
  • How many days in a row this year did Phoenix, Arizona experience temperatures of over 110 degrees Fahrenheit?

Pyramid Wind Turbine

  • Where was the X30 installed?
  • What is an SPM?
  • How does a SPM system work?

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

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  • Hands-on, digital, video, and print investigations
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