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What's Your Tradition?

January 5, 2023

Many people greet the new year with special traditions, from watching fireworks to eating 12 grapes for good luck. Another tradition is the First Day Hikes. They began near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992, with 380 people. Now, thousands of people…

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Want to Write a Profile?

December 15, 2022

A profile is a news article that focuses on a person. It can be about a celebrity, a politician, or even an individual in your community who’s doing something noteworthy. Typically, a profile includes information about the person’s career, interests,…

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Science

Bats in Danger

December 14, 2022

There are many species of bats. Tricolored bats and northern long-eared bats are two. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has been working on plans to protect them. That’s because of a disease. It’s called white-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome…

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Artemis Blasts off to the Moon

December 14, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission blasted off to the moon on November 16. The rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center. That’s in Florida. Artemis I took the Orion spacecraft on a journey around the moon and back. The trip was…

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Legos in Space

December 14, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission did not have astronauts on board. But it did have passengers. There was a Snoopy toy. There was a mannequin called Moonikin Campos. And there were figures from the Lego Space Team (pictured). They’re part of…

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Entertainment

A Robot's Story

December 14, 2022

Good Night Oppy is a feel-good film. It follows NASA’s Opportunity rover as the device explores Mars. Oppy was expected to last 90 days. It lasted 15 years. It sent back valuable information. “We did so much more than we…

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Nature is Wild

December 14, 2022

Some animals might seem odd. Look closer and they might interest you. Michael Garland showcases this in his new book. It’s called We’re Not Weird: Structure and Function in the Animal Kingdom. Garland wrote and illustrated it. The book introduces…

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Storytime

December 14, 2022

Grace Lin didn’t grow up seeing other kids like her. She was the only Asian American in her class. She connected with books. “I felt like books were my friends,” she told TIME for Kids. “Books never made me feel…

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Story Structure

December 14, 2022

Stories can be fun to read. They can also be fun to write. How do you make a great story? Think of a roller coaster! Stories have ups and down. That’s what makes them exciting. Learn the parts of a…

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Technology

Best Inventions of 2022

December 14, 2022

Every year, TIME magazine puts out its list of best inventions. This year’s roundup includes 200 of them. They change how we live and work. They change how we learn and play. TIME for Kids highlights eight of them here.…

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What is Your Photo Story?

December 9, 2022

Reporters use writing to tell readers the news. Photojournalists use photographs. Sometimes, the pictures they make appear alongside a news story. But sometimes, the photos take center stage. In a photo essay, a photojournalist can tell a powerful story with…

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Musical Nature

December 6, 2022

Do you play an instrument? Have you ever made one? Terje Isungset can answer yes to both questions. He’s a drummer. And he makes instruments out of something pretty cool. Ice! It’s not just any ice. “You can buy perfect…

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Environment

Recycled Instruments

December 6, 2022

Music of Recycling is an orchestra in Spain. It’s made up of about 25 young people. They play instruments made from recycled materials, such as soda cans and plastic barrels. The orchestra has two goals. One is to give new…

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Science

On Target

December 2, 2022

NASA sent a refrigerator-size craft into space. Its job was to smash into an asteroid. The spacecraft was called DART. That stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. It was launched last November. DART was sent to Dimorphos. That’s an asteroid.…

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Animals

Escape Artist

December 2, 2022

Sir Väs is a seven-foot-long king cobra. In English, his name means Sir Hiss. He lives at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden. On October 22, he escaped from his enclosure. He slithered through an opening in the ceiling. Staff members…

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