CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 8, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How could you use media to raise awareness among pet owners about the risks of releasing pets into the wild?
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Daily Discussion Questions
According to the program: How has the Gulf Cooperation Council characterized the situation in Syria? What have the Syrian government and its opposition said about the violence? What action do you think that the Syrian activist heard in the program wants the world to take? What do you think might be the potential benefits and risks for him when he talks to the media from inside Syria?
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What event did the White House host yesterday? What was the purpose of the event? What factors do you think might contribute to a successful science, technology, engineering or math project? Have you ever entered a competition in these fields? If so, describe the experience.
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According to the report: What is one way in which biologists in the Everglades measure the population of local wildlife? Why have the numbers of some mammalian species in the region declined? What challenges does the biologist featured in the program say he faces in addressing this issue? Why do you think that Burmese pythons have been successful in the Everglades, while other species have declined? How were these snakes introduced into the wild in the first place?
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