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Are extreme sports worth the risk?

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• (video) Kevin Pearce Recovers (Scholastic News Online from Student Reporter, Alexis Wiseman)

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56985df0758d0

• (video) “Xtreme Parents: Extreme Sports” Features a 3rd gr. monster truck driver and a rodeo rider.
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/parenting-monster-trucks-children-drivingsports-2020-16283782

(video) “Ashima Shiraishi- World’s Best Female Rock Climber?” Video of her at age 9. Today she is a 14 y/o climbing phenomena. YouTube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698657591166

(video) “Cody Ling Profile- Kids Who Rip- Amazing Freestyle Skier” YouTube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698692aedc4e

Should people support or boycott zoos?

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(video) “The Pros and Cons of Zoos.” From D News. YouTube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698171903f61

(video) Captive Animal Misery in European Zoos. Youtube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698124019ee1

(video) Feeding the Animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Youtube. http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5698147d37602

 

Should plastic bags be banned?

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• (video) “Charity: water”
http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/

• (video) “Kids and Recycling (part 5)—How are plastic bottles and caps recycled?” By CQ Goes Green

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c67135c09266

• (video) “Recycling Plastic Water Bottles:  https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c6712ffc3d17

(video) Global Warming: A Way Forward: Facing Climate Change.” from National Geographic. 

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c67123e77bb5

Should people be climbing Mount Everest?

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• “Jordan Romero 13, summits Everest: How Young Is Too Young?” (By David Scott, Christian Science Monitor, May 23, 2010)
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0523/Jordan-Romero-13-summits-Everest-How-young-is-too-young

Should people be more focused on protecting humans from sharks or protecting sharks from humans?

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• (video) “Saving the Ocean: Shark Reef.” from PBS. http://www.pbs.org/video/1875037754/

• (video) “Sharks Too Close for Comfort?” Discovery Channel Shark Week
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/videos/sharks-too-close-for-comfort.htm

 (video) “What’s More Deadly Than Sharks?” (Video from OneWorldOneOcean.com, August 3, 2013)
https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c670fafcd059

• (video) “Sharks: Stewards of the Reef (sharkstewards.com)” (Video created by Shark Saver, found on YouTube)
https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5c67111e289ad

 

 

 

Should people be more focused on space exploration or on ocean exploration?

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• “A Month Under the Sea”
http://magazines.scholastic.com/news/2014/09/A-Month-Under-the-Sea

 “Space Exploration” from National Geographic
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/space-exploration/

• What was the Apollo Program?
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/what-was-apollo-program-58.html

Interview with Dr. Michael Shara, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. Scholastic Science Explorations. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/authform_shara.asp

• 50 Years in Space on scholastic.com
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3756035

• “Why explore space?” (By Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy, Discover Magazine, November 28, 2007)
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2007/11/28/why-explore-space/ —

• “Space Exploration”
http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMT0EBE8JG_LifeinSpace_0.html

• “The Real Reasons We Explore Space” (By Michael Griffin, Air & Space Magazine, July 2007)
http://www.airspacemag.com/space/the-real-reasons-we-explore-space-18816871/?no-ist

• “A Giant Robot Crab” by Hailee Romain
http://portlandebbl.weebly.com/uploads/8/3/1/2/83128944/a_giant_robot_crab.pdf

• “Underwater Exploration”  by Cheryl Ward
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/squid/libraryarticle.asp?ItemID=199&SubjectI
D=126&categoryID=5

• “Mars Can Wait: Oceans Can’t” (By: Amitai Etzioni, Special To CNN, August 17, 2012)
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/09/opinion/etzioni-space-oceans/.

Multimedia:

• (video) Bill Nye: Why We Explore. YouTube.

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss569818e1750af

 (video) “Help Save Our Oceans: A Groundbreaking Undersea Expedition with Fabien Costeau” YouTube.

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss569819c210107

(video) “What I learned from spending 31 days under water” TED Talk by Fabien Cousteau. YouTube. 

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56981acef316d

• (video) Neil deGrasse Tyson—We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1). YouTube.

http://safeshare.tv/v/ss56981bb3cc590

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