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James Webb Telescope Successfully Launched

The most advanced telescope ever developed has been launched successfully and is headed into space. The James Webb Space Telescope will travel a million miles to reach its destination, where it will gather information to help scientists learn about the origins of the universe. Launching the telescope was the first of many complex steps that must take place for the instrument to fulfill its mission. Listen to learn more about the James Webb telescope and how its eventual discoveries could change our understanding of the universe.


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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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