tv Teen Kids News CW October 30, 2016 12:00pm-12:20pm EDT
(theme music) - welcome to teen kids news, i'm veronique. let's begin with our top story for this week. (theme music) there's an old saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. well, when it comes to the new sat, that may not be true. amelia tells us more. - while there are two tys of standardized tests for students looking to go to college, the sat or the act, in this report, we're only focusing on the sat. that's because the sat has made some changes.
the princeton review. welcome! - thank you, good to be here. - so what's changed? - there are four big changes that have happened for the sat and these big changes happened in march 2016. the four changes are the sat will no longer be testing on obscure vocabulary words. one of the most difficult things that i'd have for a princeton review student is to give them 500 words that they'll probably never use again to study for the sat, so that fear goes away. full answer choice on the sat. so previous to march 2016, there were five answer choices for each of those questions on the sat, now there will be four answer choices. number three is that the writing section, which was required for the sat before march 2016 is now optional. number four, and this is so important, number four is that there is no guessing penalty, which means that for every
quarter of a point for every incorrect answer that you submitted, those are the four changes. - are there any other changes or is that it? - those are the only changes that have affected the sat for this year. now it's been ten years since the sat changed, so i think that these changes are going to stick for quite a while. - are students going to find this new sat easier or harder than the old sat? - well it's certainly going toerent be diff scores are just recently have come out for that march administration of that sat and we're going to be following this along over the next year of time, but students are tending to do about the same or a little bit better on that new exam, but i think that we'll have a full lens to look into about how students are doing certainly over the next couple of months. - if you want to go to college do you have to take one of those tests?
universe of four-year colleges and universities, about 900 of those are test optional, which means that you don't habmve to suit the sat or the act scores for acadisemic admsion. sian admisons counselor won't require to look at them on your college application. however, many of those schools may look towards those sat and act scores combined with your high school gpa for financial aid, but there are some lucky students that won't have to submit the sat or act scores for academic admission. udents can take both the sat or the act and here's the thing and this is so important for students to remember is that admissions teams at schools large and small will treat the sat and the act exactly the same, so you could submit either of the exams or both. - is there a limit to how many times you can take either of the exams? - no, there's no limit to the amount of times that you can take the exam and offer those scores up to college admission
after the third administration of the exam. but they tend to do dramatically better between that first exam and that third exam. - great information, thanks rob. - you're welcome. thanks for inviting me. - whether you plan to take the sat or the act, one thing hasn't changed and that's the fact that you shouldn't obsess over the test. your test score is just one of many factors colleges take into consideration.
er species it's as close as you can get to seeing a south pacific coral reef, without going to the south pacific. - [jack] coral reefs are likeit the cies of the ocean. it's an ecosystem that's all balanced. - [scott] to recreate that balanced ecosystem, all the sea life was carefully selected. the only thing that's not really from the pacific is the coral, it had to be man-made. - coral is actually a living animal. and it actually forms a limestone cavity around itself, so it's basically the outer edge of the coral is living and building on the limestone skeletons of it's ancestors. and the coral in this exhibit however is recreated real coral has to have intense sunlight so it's also very fragile. - you can actually step into the reef at the underwater viewing level.
one of the crowd favorites is calypso, the giant sea turtle. when she was found she had a badly hurt fin. after some delicate surgery, it was decided that calypso wouldn't be able to survive in the ocean. so blacktip reef became her new home. the exhibit also has plenty of sharks. particularly the kind it's named for, the blacktip reef shark, what's called an apex predator. - an apex predator is a top predator in an ecosystem. for example, lions in africa, sharks in the ocean, these are the top of the food chain. these are the animals that all the small fishes eventually - [scott] sharks are part of the circle of life.es. without these predators, fish would eat up all the coral. that would kill the reef, as well as all the marine animals
- hollywood has done an incredible disservice to sharks making everyone afraid movies like jaws and all the take offs of that movie. they really create an irrational fear of sharks. sharks are an important part of the ecosystem and actually sharks have more to fear from us. - [scott] this guy has something to fear? he sure does, because humans are the biggest apex predators of all. - some cultures actually have something called shark fin soup and what happens is that people actually catch these only using those fins, which is not only wasteful but quite crue - [scocially cruel becatt] espeuse sharks can't e their population fast enough to keep up. - sharks have a very long time until they're actually mature enough to reproduce, a lot of times it's not until they're 15 years old until they can have pups. so taking sharks out of is not considered sustainable.
it means becoming aware of fishing methods that hurt other creatures. it also means not eating seafoodt tha may be in danger of extinction. - and there's actually a free app you can get called seafood watch, you can go on your smartphone and download it for free. and what you actually do, you simply type in the type of seafood or sushi that you enjoy and it'll tell you what the best kind to buy is. - [scott] of course, pollution and climate change threaten this exhibit is meant to be educational and inspirational. so we all do what we can to help. - one thing we want to do is first of all show people a very special aquatic treasure of the planet and that is the indo-pacific reef. - it was really cool seeing all the different kinds of fish and the different colors. - it was really cool seeing like all the animals interacting with each other.
can be with each other and not hurt them. - visiting an aquarium is a special kind of sightseeing. you can call it sea sighting. at the national aquarium in baimore for teen kid news, i'm scott. - next on teen kids news, a tip that will brighten your homeworhabits. in this week's make the grade report.
- it's time for make the grade, here's christin. - when it comes to good study habits especially with regards to proper lighting. let's start with the right bulb. we're all familiar with the tried and true incandescent bulb. it gives good, even white light. but leds are becoming more popular. they last longer and use less energy. they also don't get as hot as halogens nor do they contain mercury, like cfl bulbs do. whatever bulb you choose you want one that's not so bright that it will give you a headache
the experts recommend a bulb that gives off about 1,100 lumens. that's equivalent to a traditional 75 watt bulb. you can check out the lumens on the package. next is the position of your lit source. if you're using a desk lamp don't put it alongside the hand you write with, instead put it on the opposite side. and be sure it doesn't cause glare on your computer scrn. now, if someone could come up with a light that could actually make us smarter that would be a bright idea. e the grade. - every athas one, bstut f us don't know why they look the way they do. here's eric with flag facts. (upbeat music) - maine stretches further east than any other us state.
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end up with dirty teeth and bad breath. not true. dr. gerry curatola is a ntist and profsor at new york university, hi. - hi, thanks for having me. - our pleasure, doc. sohat's one of the problems poor brushing can cause? - well as you said it's more than about dirty teeth, it's rlly about tting diseases in your mouth. - well as you said it's more than about dirty teeth, annojust tooth but itould be far rse. - so give me an example of how a problem that starts your prr your wlem fohole body? - well studiesave shown that dn increase your risk of a heart attack by ten times. it can increase your chance of getting adult type diabetes by seven times. and if you're a young pregnant woman, it can have very bad efcts on theerm of your pregnancy.
see you later.(laughs) - that's a great idea. (patriotic music) - here's another crazy l that's still on the books. if you own a lion, you can't take him to the movies. at least not in baltimore where it's against the law. for some reason, maryland lawmakers didn't think bringing a tiger to the movies ould also be illegal. giraffe, for obvious reasons. hey down in front! - tit'sime for another important message, brought to you by the national road safety foundation. - cool pty! - what do you guys wanna drink? - can i have a head on collision wi ath concussion twist? (breaking glass)
- if you want to impress your friends the next time you hang out, this recipe is an easy way to do it. today we're making puff pastry apple tarts. les get started. veked out this gnny smith applhere, but you can use red or delicious ginger gold, whichever apple is your favorite. granny smiths that i use in this puff pastry tart are nice and tart, gives it kind of a(frantic music). takes a little practice. gonna t the appl edirectly ihalf, just on the side of the stem. you'll see how close i got to the seeds. the way we want seedto cut this applehere. is to cut inthin slices. very of course with the help of your parents,
a little bruising is fine on your apple, it just means it's a little sweeter. you want to put all of your apple slices into a bowl with water and lemon juice. this will keep them from turning brown. once your apples are cut, you can start with e puff ptry dough. you can find this at your local grocery store, supermarket th comin long rolls just like this one, but we're only gonna use about half cae use other lf for later. you want to t the puff pastry dough into rectangles. i use a pizza cutter, it's safer than using a knife you want to cut right downe thmiddle of the puff pastry, making two halves and then cut those halves into thirds.
ur parchment lined baking sheet. i line my baking sheets with parchment per, it's easier to clean up. from there, our next step is to add the apples. you want to take the apples out of the water mixture and make sure to keep the excess off. once you have the excess water shaken off, shingled, which means one over the other, like a roof onto the puff pastry dough.
the entire pastry, inuding the dough and the apple with butter. i've melted about a half a stick of butter in a dish. and you just paint just like you' painting a picture. you want to coat the entire pastry evenly so that it browns evenly once we cook it. i have about two tablespoons of white sugar. i'm just gonna sprkle it over the apples and the puff pastry. this will create kind of a crust and make the apples little sweeter. this is definitely a dessert you nt to show your frnds.
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