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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 7, 2021

Kid News: Flying Microchips

Microchips are tiny pieces of silicon with electronic circuits that can store lots of information. Now scientists have found a way to make them fly! Microchips traveling through the air can alert people to danger – and give them time to reach safety – by gathering information about potential disasters like wildfires. Listen to learn more about flying microchips and how scientists are using clever tricks of nature to design them.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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