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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca grew up in Missouri and studied Sociology and English at Kenyon College, in Ohio. She loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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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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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…

Entertainment

Play to Win

February 9, 2021

Who should take out the garbage? Who gets to pick what to watch on TV? To make a decision, some people play rock, paper, scissors. “It is a special sport,” Wyatt Baldwin told TFK. He is president of the World…

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Entertainment

How to Write Funny

October 15, 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…

Community

School Rules

September 10, 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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Technology

New Heights

April 17, 2020

Elevators can feel like magic. Step inside. Select your floor. Poof! The elevator quickly takes you where you want to go. But an elevator doesn’t run on magic. It’s a machine. And it’s made up of several smaller machines.…

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Community

Home Schooling

April 10, 2020

To help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, schools around the world have closed. Students have been learning from home. TIME for Kids editor Rebecca Katzman talked to five kids about what it has been like. Andrea, Age 6…

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Health

Staying Healthy

March 24, 2020

A new virus is going around. It’s called the coronavirus. People around the world are working together to stop its spread. Everyone is doing their part to help. Doctors and nurses are caring for the sick. Scientists are working on…

Business

Bananas at Risk

February 21, 2020

Bananas are an important fruit. Millions of people depend on them for food and money. But bananas are in trouble. They are being attacked by a disease called Tropical Race 4 (TR4). TR4 is a fungus. It lives in the…

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Environment

Speaking Up for Earth

February 14, 2020

In August 2018, Greta Thunberg skipped school. She sat outside one of Sweden’s main government buildings with a sign. It read “School Strike for Climate,” in Swedish. Greta was protesting. She was speaking out for the future of the planet.…

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