STEM stories this week on CNN Student News
November 10th, 2011
05:00 PM ET

STEM stories this week on CNN Student News

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories on CNN Student News this week:

Monday – Asteroid flies by Earth and an international crew emerges after 520-day simulated mission to Mars

Wednesday – Technology can be a path to opportunity for young people

Friday – Africa's western black rhino is extinct and scientists move black rhinos in South Africa.

CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students. You will find videos and transcripts of the stories listed above on our website. In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions aligned with several of our news stories.



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November 10th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley – Educator and Parent Guide

Educators and Parents: This Educator and Parent Guide is provided for teachers and parents to use as a catalyst for discussion and learning if they choose to watch this program with their students. CNN provides Educator and Parent Guides for all of its "In America" programming.

While much of the country struggles to emerge from a recession, California's Silicon Valley is booming, and technology companies like Facebook, Skype, and Apple are seeing their valuations soar. CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien reports that the ownership of this digital boom is mostly young, white, and male. For her fourth Black in America documentary, O'Brien asks why, according to industry analyst CB Insights, less than one percent of all venture capital money went to digital startups with African-American founders in 2010. She follows the progress of eight strangers after they were selected to live together for nine weeks in a unique, technology-focused "accelerator" developed to help African-American digital entrepreneurs secure funding to establish their businesses. Black in America: The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley airs November 13th at 8pm ET/PT and re-airs Nov. 13 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT

Watch or record "Black in America: The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley" when it airs on CNN on Sunday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and re-airs Nov. 13 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT. By recording the documentary, you agree that you will use the program for educational viewing purposes for a one-year period only. No other rights of any kind or nature whatsoever are granted, including, without limitation, any rights to sell, publish, distribute, post online or distribute in any other medium or forum, or use for any commercial or promotional purpose.

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STEM stories this week
November 6th, 2011
01:26 PM ET

STEM stories this week

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stories on CNN Student News this week:

Monday – NASA launches a new weather satellite.

Tuesday – United Nations: The world's population has passed 7 billion.

Wednesday 

  • Is cyberspace a war zone?
  • Robot goes to class

Friday – China achieves its first space docking

CNN Student News is a commercial-free, ten-minute news program for middle and high school students. You will find videos and transcripts of the stories listed above on our website. In addition, we offer Daily Discussion questions aligned with several of our news stories.



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