Thursday, December 2, 2021

12/02/2021 NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept - Tampa Bay homeowner facing fines for putting Christmas lights up too early

Today's Article: NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept
From: Associated Press
Readability Score: 10.4

NASA recently launched a small spacecraft, but it won't know if the launch was successful until next September. That's when the spacecraft will crash into an asteroid, attempting to divert it off-course. It's a trial to prepare for a time when an asteroid might actually threaten the Earth, as in the movie Armageddon. Discuss the mission and the value of preparedness with today's lesson.

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Today's Alternate Article: Tampa Bay homeowner facing fines for putting Christmas lights up too early
Readability Score: 9.3

Have you checked out our new civics program, Civics Fundamentals with Judge Douglas Ginsburg? It's a separate website from izzit.org, so you'll need a new account with a different login, but if you want to teach your students about U.S. History and Civics, how our government was/is set up, you'll want to try it!

It takes the 100 questions from the citizenship test and explores deeper than the rote answers, exploring the WHY things are the way they are.