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Exploring Mars

April 22, 2021

In February, NASA’s rover landed on Mars. Its name is Perseverance. Its job is to find signs of past life. Tiny life-forms called microbes might have lived on Mars. That would have been more than 3 billion years ago. The…

Arts

New Muppets in Town

April 22, 2021

Sesame Street has two new residents. Elijah Walker is a weather forecaster. He has a son. The boy’s name is Wesley. He’s 5. They are part of a new effort. Sesame Street wants to answer kids’ questions about race and…

Arts

Global Food Adventure

April 22, 2021

Take two puppets and add former First Lady Michelle Obama. What do you get? A winning recipe for a new food show. Waffles + Mochi is on Netflix. It started on March 16. The show features kids, celebrity guests, and…

United States

Congress at Work

April 22, 2021

The United States government has three branches. Congress is the legislative branch. It makes the nation’s laws. Congress works in the U.S. Capitol building. That’s in Washington, D.C. Congress has two chambers, or parts. One is the Senate. The other…

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United States

Take a Tour

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C., is our nation’s capital. It’s where the United States government does most of its work. Washington, D.C., is full of important buildings. Politicians and other leaders live and work in these buildings. The city also has many…

Arts

Ask the Author

April 22, 2021

Jon Klassen is an author and illustrator. He’s written four books for kids. They have been published in many languages. TIME for Kids asked Klassen five questions about his work. Did you always like to write and draw? …

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Arts

Read These!

April 22, 2021

Jon Klassen loves picture books. He shared some of his favorites with TIME for Kids. They were published between 1958 and 1969. Fortunately Fortunately, Ned has been invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party is many miles away. Fortunately,…

Technology

For the Birds

April 22, 2021

Jeremi Swietochowski is in fourth grade. One day, he was playing with Legos when he heard a thump. A bird had hit his window. Jeremi went to check on the bird. “Just as I was about to open the door,…

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Animals

Protecting Birds

April 22, 2021

Bird-friendly building design is required in only a few places in the United States. One is San Francisco. That’s a city in California. Another is the state of Minnesota. A new building law also went into effect in New York…

History

It Makes Music

March 11, 2021

A conch shell was discovered 90 years ago in France. It’s now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it’s about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in 1931 in France’s Pyrenees…

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Environment

Ocean Commotion

March 11, 2021

Oceans are noisier than ever, scientists say. That’s because of sound pollution. The pollution is caused by humans. And it’s harming ocean life. Researchers looked at thousands of studies of ocean sound. They found that noise pollution has increased over…

Animals

Little Lizard

March 11, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana. It’s also known as a nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports.…

Science

Ready to Experiment?

March 11, 2021

Emily’s Wonder Lab, on Netflix, is hosted by Emily Calandrelli. She’s a scientist and an engineer. On the show, she shares her love of science with kids. The show features experiments and activities. In one episode, there’s a pool…

Arts

The Final Chapter

March 11, 2021

Annie Barrows is the author of Ivy + Bean Get to Work. Ivy and Bean are best friends. They attend a Career Fair at school. They learn about jobs adults can have. But the girls are interested in just one…

Environment

The PPE Problem

March 11, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo cares about the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. She leads cleanups there. She has a group called Save a Fishie! It has picked up plastic bottles, straws, and more. Lately, Prinsloo has noticed more of one…

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Environment

Can We Compost It?

March 11, 2021

Some of your trash can be used to help the planet. With composting, you can recycle food and other organic materials. It can be turned into fertilizer to help plants grow. Composting is good for the planet. It reduces the…

History

On Board the Titanic

March 11, 2021

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail on its first voyage. The Titanic was a British luxury passenger ship. It was described as “unsinkable.” The ship set off from England. It was supposed to cross the Atlantic Ocean to…

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History

Deep Under the Sea

March 11, 2021

The Titanic was found underwater in 1985. That’s 73 years after it sank. Today, scientists are still discovering objects from this historic ship. The artifacts teach us about the Titanic and the people on board. Which artifact do you think…