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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Why Frog Tongues Are So Sticky

Frog tongues work to quickly and effectively catch prey. According to a scientist's research, the unique softness of a frog’s tongue, along with the snot-like saliva, make the tongue super sticky. This allows frogs to catch many different kinds of prey quickly without the meal slipping off their tongues. Listen to learn more about frog biology, the research methods, and why scientists want to learn more about sticky frog tongues.

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Story Length: 4:41

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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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