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(CNN Student News) -- April 19, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In what ways do you think that the media could help to change the perception of women in the fields of science, technology and math?

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Iceland Volcano

When did the volcano that's currently erupting in Iceland last erupt? How long did that eruption last?

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According to the program: How might volcanic ash affect a jet engine? How has this eruption affected flights across Europe? What has been the economic impact of this situation on airlines?

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What do you think could be the short-term and long-term effects of this volcanic eruption on companies, governments and other organizations? In your opinion, how might these groups address these concerns? Explain.

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Yellowstone National Park

What was the first national park in the United States? What are some features of Yellowstone National Park, as mentioned in the report?

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What announcement has the National Park Service made with regard to National Park Week? What impact, if any, do you think that this might have on the country's national parks?

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Students on Science

According to the segment: What is "FIRST"? What is the goal of the FIRST organization?

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What do the FIRST participants featured in the segment say about the importance of technology? What are your thoughts on their statements?

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In your opinion: Why are women under-represented in science and technology fields? How might people already in these fields encourage more women to pursue science and technology careers? Can you think of other groups that might be under-represented in these fields? Explain.

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