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Fish for Lunch

October 12, 2018

Salmon burgers. Salmon mac-and-cheese. These foods are on the school-lunch menu in Sitka, Alaska. The salmon comes from fishing in the area. This is thanks to Sitka’s Fish to Schools program. It brings wild-caught fish to local school lunchrooms. “Fish…

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Community

Kids Doing Good

October 12, 2018

Would you like to help others? Do you see a problem in your community that needs to be solved? You can use your talents and interests to make a difference. That’s what these kids did. Let them inspire you. Alia…

Animals

A New Home

October 5, 2018

Seven dolphins live at the National Aquarium, in Baltimore, Maryland. They have spent their whole lives in captivity. But soon, the dolphins will get a new home. The aquarium will close its dolphin exhibit by 2021. The dolphins will be…

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World

Mummies Revealed

September 27, 2018

Meet the Gilded Lady. She lived in Egypt about 2,000 years ago. Scientists say she probably died of lung disease. They think she was in her 40s. How do scientists know so much? They looked into the case in which…

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United States

Fires Out West

September 18, 2018

This summer, wildfires tore across the western United States. Firefighters worked to put them out. Still, the blazes burned down homes and forests. They destroyed everything in their path. The Mendocino Complex Fire burned in Northern California. It was…

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World

Sesame World

September 17, 2018

When Hanadi was 4, a bomb hit her school. Soon after, her family fled their home, in Syria. They went to nearby Lebanon to live as refugees. A refugee is a person who has fled his or her country because…

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World

A World of Music

September 17, 2018

People all over the world make music. Here are instruments from different continents. Which instrument is your favorite? This is a guiro. It comes from South America. The instrument is made from a hollow gourd. It has ridges. A player…

Health

Be Here Now

September 11, 2018

Nine second graders are sitting on a blue rug. They are in a classroom at P.S. 54, an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. A teacher strikes a bell. The students take a deep breath. They are practicing mindfulness. They…

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Business

Welcome to the Crayola Factory!

September 11, 2018

Step into the Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania. Humming machines and busy people are hard at work. Each day, the company makes 13 million crayons. The crayons are used by kids around the world. “There’s a great demand for crayons,”…

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Science

It's a Rainbow

September 8, 2018

After a storm, look at the sky. You might see a rainbow. This beautiful arc of color forms when sunlight shines through water in the air. Usually, light from the sun looks white. But it’s really all the colors of…

Science

Seeing Green

September 8, 2018

Why does a leaf look green? Great question! It has to do with light and how humans see color. Light bounces off objects and into our eyes. In this case, the leaf is the object. The sun shines white light…

Environment

Saying Goodbye

May 1, 2018

Sudan was the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros. He died on March 19 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It is in Kenya, Africa. The world has been mourning his death. Sudan “stole the hearts of many with his dignity…

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Environment

Lego Goes Green

May 1, 2018

Legos are popular with kids. But making them can hurt the environment. Why? Legos are made of plastic. The plastic is made from oil. That is a nonrenewable resource. Now Lego is introducing Earth-friendly pieces. They look like tiny…