Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Scientists have discovered that a caterpillar called a waxworm can eat and break down a type of plastic used for packaging and plastic bags.
  • A team of researchers has used drones to study volcanic ash clouds in Guatemala.
  • The International Space Station is a weightless environment, which makes carrying out certain tasks difficult.

Curriculum keywords

  • Environment
  • Space
  • STEM

Spark a discussion

  • What have scientists discovered about a type of caterpillar called a waxworm?
  • What did scientists use to gather information about a volcano in Guatemala?
  • Why is it difficult to perform certain tasks on the International Space Station?

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