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Today on Channel One News:

  • NASA Data Provides New Information About Mars’ Atmosphere
  • Survey Reveals Trends in Police Treatment of Black Youths
  • United Kingdom Grounds Flights Out of Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh Airport
  • Controversy Surrounds Paid Military Tributes at Sporting Events
  • Next Big Thing: Paying With Selfies

Classroom Discussion Prompts:

  • What effect did solar wind have on Mars? What might Mars be like today if its shield had remained strong?
  • What does the survey show? How can the report be used to effect change in society?
  • Do you agree with the decision to ground the flights? Why or why not?
  • What are the arguments for and against paid military tributes at sporting events? Which argument do you find most convincing? Why?
  • How is the Identify Check app different from a regular online password?


  • sustain (verb): to provide what is needed for something to exist
  • Heard on the Air: “Today, Mars is bitter cold and can’t sustain liquid water.”
  • patriotism (noun): a feeling of love for your country
  • Heard on the Air: “Fans assume when they see these tributes that it’s being done because of patriotism.”
  • app (noun): short for application; a computer program that performs a certain task
  • Heard on the Air: “A major credit card company is trying out a new mobile app.”

Happening Now at Channel One News:

  • Send your students to for infographics, behind-the-scenes videos and fun quizzes all about space!
  • Have your students vote in our poll on whether paying with your selfie is the next big thing.
  • Teachers! Are your students on Instagram? Have them follow our official Instagram account @ChannelOne News.

Channel One Daily News Quiz:

1. Based on information in the segment, what is one reason that Mars no longer has flowing rivers?

a. Its climate changed.

b. Its shield thickened.

c. Its winds died down.

d. Its magnetic field intensified.


2. Why did the segment include the following detail?

“It took over a decade to complete.”

a. to convey the thoroughness of the survey

b. to explain why the survey was conducted

c. to show why black millennials are positive about politics

d. to explain why the survey results were not released earlier


3. Based on information in the segment, which statement is true?

a. Tourists in Egypt were already planning on avoiding air travel.

b. Russian search teams have determined the cause of the crash.

d. U.S. intelligence officials think that grounding the flights was wise.

c. British officials are exercising caution in attempting to protect lives.


4. What is the controversy over some of the military tributes at sporting events?

a. The fans do not focus on them.

b. The government pays for them.

c. The sports teams want more playing time.

d. The military wants more control over them.


5. What sort of technology does the Identity Check app use?

a. iris recognition

b. fingerprint scan

c. odor recognition

d. facial recognition


1. a;  2. a;  3. d;  4. b;  5. d

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