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Kid News: Coral Lifesaver

Coral reefs, made of marine invertebrates, are underwater ecosystems that protect fish and shorelines.The impacts of human behavior and climate change, however, are killing coral reefs around the world. Scientists have discovered how to treat a disease that affects some coral species using a medication made for humans. Listen to hear how treating sick coral is similar to how doctors treat an ear infection, and find out how corals take their medicine.


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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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