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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 10, 2022

Kid News: Flying with Green Energy

Scientists are working on ways to fuel airplanes using clean energy. There are drawbacks to using batteries, like the ones that power electric cars, in planes, so scientists are experimenting with other sources of clean energy. Listen to learn about efforts to fly planes powered by solar, electric, and hydrogen energy.

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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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