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What Do You Notice?

A big part of being a journalist is being observant. What’s going on in the world around you, Junior Journalist?

Mission 11: What Do You Notice?

Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a hawk soar through the sky or an athlete sink a basket from half-court? If so, you’ve experienced awe. It’s a feeling of wonder and amazement. You can experience awe in many ways. It can be as easy as taking a walk and paying attention to your surroundings. Experiencing awe can be a great way to connect with the world. Studies have shown that people who seek out awe are more happy and upbeat.

Junior Journalists, we want to know: What do you notice? What do you observe when you go outside? What inspires awe in you? Ask a teacher, parent, or guardian to send us your submission here or at

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Watching a butterfly flap its wings is one of the most wondrous things I’ve ever seen. It’s awe inspiring. The world is full of amazing animals. Just the sight of an animal in nature can inspire awe. I wonder what amazing animal species are out there to explore. Bohan S., 10, Texas

My grandparents and I often take a morning walk in the park. Since the first time we saw a rabbit, I’ve been keeping an eye out for them. Most of the time, they’re brownish-orange, and pretty big. Once, we found a grayish-white rabbit that was very small. Sometimes they’re eating grass, and sometimes they’re just bathing in the sun. Even if we tiptoe by, they run away, frightened. I was surprised at how fast they can run. In a flash, they melt in with the green grass, maybe disappearing into a hole leading to their nest. When I look for them, they don’t come out. But if I’m walking calmly along, and not trying to see them, they come out! Elaine L., 7, California

Junior Journalist submissions have been edited only for length and clarity. They are not intended to reflect the views of TIME for Kids. Ages are accurate as of the time of submission.