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The Oldest Fish in Captivity

Scientists believe an Australian lungfish named Methuselah, who resides at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, may be the oldest fish living in any aquarium in the world. Methuselah has lived at the Steinhart Aquarium since 1938 and is capable of jumping out of her tank if she wishes. In this audio story, a curator at her aquarium discusses Methuselah’s personality and favorite foods. Listen to hear how Methuselah is helping the scientific community and find out what lessons humans can learn from her.


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Story Length: 3:33

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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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