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February 28, 2020

A train shoots from a tunnel and zips over a bridge. It passes in a blur over the farmland below. Blink, and you could miss it. Japan is testing its new maglev bullet train. It’s the fastest train in the…

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History

From S-l-o-w to Fast!

February 28, 2020

This time line shows how trains have changed over time. 1829 Robert Stephenson built the Rocket. It was a steam engine. It was built for a contest to show off the best engine. It reached 30 miles per hour. Many…

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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United States

Ready, Set, Count!

February 21, 2020

The U.S. Census happens every 10 years. It’s an official count of people living in the country. The first one was in 1790. Now it’s time for the 2020 U.S. Census. For much of the country, it starts in March.…

Technology

Coding Heros

February 21, 2020

Students in Chicago Public Schools have created their own superheroes. These characters come to life in a new computer game called SuperMe. To make the game, students first had to learn how to code. Then they used coding to animate…

Entertainment

Fighting for Change

February 21, 2020

As a child, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins set aside her wheelchair and climbed the steps of the United States Capitol on her knees. Her actions sent a message: Pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lawmakers listened. Today, the ADA makes public…

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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Environment

Earth Activists

February 14, 2020

Women around the world are working to help the environment. Here are four who have done their part to protect Earth’s plants and animals. Which of these women most inspires you to take action? Scientist Jane Goodall was born in…

Health

A Safer Sport

February 7, 2020

Danny Lee was going into the fifth grade. He wanted to join the school football team. His dad had other ideas. “I have friends who never want their kids playing tackle football,” Peter Lee told TIME for Kids. Peter is…

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Health

Play It Safe

February 7, 2020

Sports can be a lot of fun. They are also a great way to get exercise and stay healthy. But it’s important to stay safe. Here are four ways to take care of yourself while playing. Move and Stretch Before…

United States

Remaking Money

January 31, 2020

Imagine you’ve been saving money to buy a new scooter. Finally, you’re ready to make the purchase. But your envelope of cash is missing. Then you make a shocking discovery. Your brother accidentally put the envelope through a paper shredder.…

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Animals

Hope for Tigers

January 10, 2020

The tiger is an endangered animal. There are only 4,000 wild tigers left in the world. But their number is rising. That’s thanks to efforts in India. In July, the country announced that it had nearly 3,000 tigers. That’s more…

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United States

A New Statue

January 10, 2020

December 1, 1955, was a major moment in civil rights history. Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white passenger. It was in a part of the bus set aside for white people. This was…

Entertainment

On the Run

January 10, 2020

Sonic is a hedgehog. He’s blue, he’s furry, and he’s the fastest thing around. In the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog, he comes to Earth from another world. When he gets here, he must escape the evil Dr. Robotnik. Sonic…

Entertainment

Fact or Opinion?

January 10, 2020

What’s the difference between a fact and an opinion? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell them apart. Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots is a new picture book. It teaches kids about facts and opinions. The book uses robots to…

United States

Law of the Land

January 3, 2020

The United States Supreme Court is the nation’s highest court. It heads the government’s judicial branch (see “Government Branches”). The court’s job is to solve disagreements. It hears around 80 cases a year. These cases affect citizens’ rights. They also…

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Honoring Our History

January 3, 2020

Washington, D.C., is our nation’s capital. It is full of landmarks. They honor important Americans and tell stories about our country’s past. Here, read about four famous landmarks in the city. Which ones would you like to visit? Martin Luther…

Science

Artifact Adventure

December 27, 2019

Anna Semon is an archaeologist. That’s a person who finds and studies artifacts, or objects made by people in the past. Join  TIME for Kids  as we follow Semon on a dig and visit her in the lab.  1. Finding…

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History

A World of Dinosaurs

December 27, 2019

A paleontologist is someone who hunts for fossils. Paleontologists have made discoveries all over the world. They have found dinosaur bones on every continent. Have you heard of these dinosaurs? United States — Tyrannosaurus Rex Many Tyrannosaurus rex bones have…

Science

Mars Explorers

December 20, 2019

The surface of Mars is dry and rocky. There are no plants or animals on Mars. There’s not enough oxygen to breathe, either. Did the planet ever support life? NASA’s sending a robot to find out. The Mars 2020 rover…

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Mission to Mars

December 20, 2019

NASA has sent spacecraft to Mars since the 1960s. This timeline shows big moments from past trips to the Red Planet. 1965 Mariner 4 is the first spacecraft to successfully fly by Mars. It sends back 21 images of a…

World

The Results Are In!

December 13, 2019

More than half a million votes were cast in the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year poll. Read on to learn about the winner and to see who came in second and third place. First Place: José Andrés…

World

TIME for Kids World's Coolest Places 2019

December 6, 2019

The world is full of amazing places. But which are the coolest for kids? TIME for Kids put together a list of 50 exciting places around the globe. Learn about eight of them here. Which of these cool places would…

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The World's Coolest Places to Play

December 13, 2019

ArcelorMittal Orbit London, United Kingdom Think art’s not exciting? The monumental ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, will change that. The 376-foot-tall sculpture was created by artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. It’s wrapped in…

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The World's Coolest Places to Learn

December 13, 2019

Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas Astronauts get all the glory, but true STEM geeks know the people at mission control are superstars, too. Don’t believe us? Take a tour of the Apollo Mission Control…

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The World's Coolest Places to Explore

December 13, 2019

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Kanab, Utah The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. The former ranch is located on 20,000 acres of land in the canyons of southern Utah. On any given day,…

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The World's Coolest Places to Eat

December 13, 2019

Creator San Francisco, California Creator is a burger restaurant. But the food isn’t made by a cook flipping patties over a stove. Place an order at Creator and you can watch your burger being prepared—from the slicing of the bun…

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Changing Times

November 29, 2019

Ancient Times Rome is an ancient city in Italy. For more than 500 years, it was the center of a great empire. The city’s wealth and power can be seen in monuments that are still standing. One of the grandest…

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Pieces of the Past

November 29, 2019

What was life like in ancient Rome? In many ways, it was like our life today. We can tell from the objects that have survived. Take a look at these everyday items. They were discovered by archaeologists. What do they…

United States

Students Speak Out

November 22, 2019

Keely Burks lives in North Carolina. When she was 14, her school had a uniform policy. It said girls had to wear skirts to school. They were not allowed to wear pants or shorts. Gym class was the only exception.…

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