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Honoring a Hero

January 1, 2021

John Lewis was a congressman for Georgia. He was one of the last living leaders of the civil rights movement. He died of cancer on July 17, 2020. He was 80 years old. “John Lewis was an American treasure,” Martin…

Business

Theaters in Trouble

December 25, 2020

People love to go to the movies. They eat buttery popcorn and sit in cushy seats. They laugh with friends and family. They watch the latest films on the big screen. But many movie theaters are closed because of the…

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Entertainment

Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

December 25, 2020

Theaters are fun! But many have closed because of COVID-19. Do we still need them? Readers weigh in. YES Ava Jung, 8 Paramus, New Jersey When people go to a theater, they can enjoy the movie without getting distracted. If…

Science

Space Junk

December 18, 2020

There are many working satellites in space. We depend on them. They send information to the technology we use every day. But many other satellites are broken and still in orbit. Space junk is a problem. Debris floating around the…

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Science

Let's Talk!

December 18, 2020

Daniel Holz is an astrophysicist. He works at the University of Chicago, in Illinois. He studies black holes. Holz spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero. TFK: What is a black hole? HOLZ: A black hole is an area in…

United States

A Winning Team

December 4, 2020

Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. 
He won the 2020 presidential election. He ran against President Donald Trump. The win was announced on November 7. That was four days after Election Day. “America, I’m honored…

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Community

Incredible Kids: Bellen Woodard

December 4, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Bellen Woodard, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Bellen Woodard, 9, is a “crayon activist.” She…

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Incredible Kids: Jack Dalton

December 4, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Jack Dalton, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Jack Dalton, 10, teaches kids about orangutans. He…

Environment

Seaweed Solution

November 27, 2020

Louis Druehl is a seaweed farmer. He lives and works in Bamfield, British Columbia. That’s in Canada. He has been farming kelp since 1982. Kelp is a brown seaweed. Druehl has studied seaweed. He’s cooked seaweed. He’s even written a…

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Animals

A Powerful Predator

November 27, 2020

Sharks are at the top of the ocean food chain. The great white shark is one of the ocean’s most powerful predators. Take a look at how the great white shark hunts for food. Sniffing Out Dinner A great white…

World

A School Solution

November 20, 2020

Have you ever noticed a problem that you couldn’t figure out how to fix? Dr. Aboubacar Kampo has. He was living in Côte d’Ivoire. That’s a country in Africa. Plastic is a major problem there. Very little of it gets…

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Community

Ready, Set, Recycle!

November 20, 2020

Plastic and other materials can be recycled and turned into something else. Recycling helps our planet. Do you recycle at home? At school? Read on to see how recycling works. Keep It Separated Put each material into a different bin.…

Environment

Forest Life

November 13, 2020

Daniel Nepstad is an ecologist. He studies the Amazon rainforest. It’s in South America. The Amazon is home to millions of species of plants and animals. But deforestation is a threat to the area. Last year, wildfires burned there. Here…

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Environment

Jungle Layers

November 13, 2020

The rainforest is a wet, warm habitat. Many types of plants and animals live here. There are four different layers in the Amazon rainforest. Learn about them here. The top layer of the rainforest is the Emergent layer. This level…

United States

Biden Wins

November 9, 2020

Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. He is a former vice president of the United States. He will become the 46th U.S. president. Election Day was November 3. Four days later, the Associated Press made an announcement. Joe…

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A Big Election

November 4, 2020

People voted for president on November 3. They also voted for members of Congress. There are two main candidates running for president. They are President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. So far, there is no winner in…

Health

Vaccine Race

October 23, 2020

Scientists are in a hurry to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Vaccines protect people from disease. A vaccine would save lives. It would help end the coronavirus pandemic. A vaccine works by building our immunity to a virus. “It teaches the…

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Remembering Ruth

October 23, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a Supreme Court justice. She died on September 18, in Washington, D.C. She was 87. Ginsburg had been a justice since 1993. She was the second woman to sit on the nation’s top court. She fought…

History

Historic Discovery

October 23, 2020

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 27 wooden coffins. The coffins were buried about 2,500 years ago. They were found in an ancient burial site. Some were discovered in early September. Others were found later in the month. Archaeologists are continuing…

Entertainment

To the Moon and Back

October 23, 2020

Over the Moon is an animated movie musical. It follows a girl named Fei Fei. She is smart and determined. And she loves science. Fei Fei is on a quest to find Chang’e. Chang’e is the moon goddess in Chinese…

Entertainment

Colorful Memories

October 23, 2020

Sili Recio grew up in the Dominican Republic. She has written a picture book. It is called If Dominican Were a Color. It is based on her childhood memories. The book describes the country’s culture. It describes the different colors…

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Technology

Speak, Fido!

October 16, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family. A strange dog comes up to you. It nudges you with its snout. It barks at you. You’re confused. But there’s something you don’t know: This dog has special training.…

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Community

The Life of a Service Dog

October 16, 2020

Service dogs are an important part of society. They are trained to help people with disabilities. Canine Companions for Independence trains service dogs. The group has been around since 1975. Since its founding, it has placed more than 6,200 service…

Arts

Telling Stories

October 9, 2020

Writers work on all sorts of things. They create the books we read, the games we play, the songs we listen to, and more. Meet four professional writers. Each does a different type of writing. Writing a World Video games…

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Entertainment

How to Write Funny

October 9, 2020

Theresa Julian wrote The Joke Machine. It is a book about how to write jokes. Here are three of her tips and some examples. Study them. Then write a few jokes of your own. Surprise your audience. All jokes are…

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Safe Travels

October 2, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist. She works to protect wildlife from roadway accidents. Every year, there are more than a million of these involving animals and vehicles. That’s according to the Federal Highway Administration. These accidents kill wildlife.…

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Animals

On the Move

October 2, 2020

Some animals travel long distances when they migrate, or move from one place to another. They migrate for different reasons. Some animals migrate to find food. Others do so to breed. Often, animals migrate when the seasons change. Many travel…

Community

School Rules

September 18, 2020

School looks very different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many students went back to school virtually. But some kids returned to a classroom. Life in the classroom has changed. There are new rules. “We’ll have to wear…

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