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Alex's Big Idea

October 5, 2017

What should you do if you see a problem? Find a solution. That is what Alex Knoll, 12, believes. Alex lives in Post Falls, Idaho. One day, he saw a man struggling to open a heavy door. The man was…

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Arts

Festival Fun

October 2, 2017

Ella Rose Bednorz, 8, knows where she will be on November 11 and 12. She will be at the Autry Museum of the American West. It is in Los Angeles, California. Every year, the museum holds the American Indian Arts…

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Surviving the Storm

September 15, 2017

Houston, Texas, is the fourth-largest city in the United States. This summer, it was hit by a hurricane. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. It began as a Category 4 storm. Wind speeds reached 130 miles per hour.…

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Health

Pass on Salt

September 11, 2017

Pizza and French fries taste good. The trouble is, U.S. kids are eating way too many salty foods like these. The salt we add to food is about 40% sodium. Our bodies need some sodium. But too much is not…

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Science

Wild Medicine

September 1, 2017

Mike Cranfield is a veterinarian, or vet. His patients are gorillas. One ape, Ijabo, stands out. When Ijabo was three days old, an exam showed he had a badly damaged leg. Cranfield had to remove the leg below the knee.…

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Technology

The High-Tech Classroom

August 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space in a rocket. When you land, you hop right onto the moon. With virtual reality (VR), students don’t need to imagine it. They can experience it. They don’t even have to leave their classroom. Many…

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The Future of Zoos

May 5, 2017

On a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, in Pennsylvania, kids got a surprise. Directly in front of them was a tiger. But the kids were not scared. They laughed. That is because the tiger was in a special enclosed trail.…

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World

Soap Club

April 28, 2017

Find out how recycling old soap is changing lives in Cambodia. Samir Lakhani was in college when he first visited Cambodia. One trip to this small country in Asia changed Lakhani’s life. He learned that Cambodia is very poor. Most…

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Learning Language

April 21, 2017

U.S. students are learning the language in school. It is spoken in China. There are thousands of languages in the world. More people speak Mandarin than any other language. It is a form of Chinese. In the United States, many…

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Entertainment

Meet Gail Gibbons

April 14, 2017

She helps kids learn about the world. Author and illustrator Gail Gibbons loves to learn. “As a kid, I was curious about everything,” she told TFK. “I had so many questions.” Her curiosity and her interest in art led Gibbons…

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Technology

Trajes listos para usar

March 24, 2017

Conoce a una ingeniera de NASA que diseña trajes espaciales para misiones futuras. ¿Cómo mantienes el polvo fuera de un traje espacial? Este es un problema que Lindsay Aitchison quiere resolver. Es una ingeniera en NASA. NASA planea enviar astronautas…

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