NewsDepth 2021-2022 | Episode 6


In this week's episode, a huge oil spill damages wildlife and businesses in California; we learn about the cause and clean up.

Plus, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Sketchbook about Cuban-American paper sculptor Felix Semper and an A+ about a Spanish class going above and beyond.

Finally, we blast off with the newest branch of the military — Space Force. What are these guardians protecting and how does their work impact our everyday lives? We'll tell ya!


crude oil (noun): a fossil fuel that is refined into gas to power vehicles and energy plants

Hispanic Heritage Month (noun): A time to recognize the impact and influence of Hispanic Americans on our history and culture

micro- (prefix): small

Space Race (noun): An unofficial competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union to land a man on the Moon


We learn about a photomicrography contest. Now we want to know: What would you like to see under a microscope and why? Send in a photo with your answer!

You can use the inbox form to submit your answers. We will share some of your best letters in the next episode.


For this week’s poll, we want to know: Which mission do you think NASA should focus on? Returning to the Moon. Sending people to Mars. Click here to vote!


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