Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Scientists are studying a huge crack in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, which is continuing to grow.
  • Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day can significantly reduce the risk of serious diseases, according to a study by Imperial College London.
  • The TRAPPIST-1 solar system has the largest number of Earth-sized planets ever found orbiting the same star.

Curriculum keywords

  • Environment
  • Health
  • Space

Spark a discussion

  • Why are scientists from the British Antarctic Survey interested in the Larsen C ice shelf?
  • Why does a new report by Imperial College London suggest we should eat more fruit and vegetables?
  • Why are scientists excited about the discovery of the TRAPPIST 1 solar system?

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