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Making a Magazine

April 19, 2019

A lot goes into making a magazine. Stories are written by writers. They are revised by editors. Words and pictures are arranged on the page by designers. Here’s the inside scoop on how TIME for Kids is made. 1. The…

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Engineering Our World

April 12, 2019

Have you traveled on a road? Have you sipped water from a fountain? You can thank a civil engineer. Engineers design and create things. Civil engineers create on systems that help our towns and cities run. They work on things…

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History

Engineering in History

April 12, 2019

Cities and towns need water. People use it for drinking, bathing, and growing crops. An AQUEDUCT carries water from one place to another. Engineers have been building these structures for thousands of years. Aqueducts were found long ago in places…

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Top of the World

March 22, 2019

Each year, millions of people hike up to Machu Picchu. It is an ancient site in the mountains of Peru. The trip is tough. Until recently, it was nearly impossible for a person with a physical disability. Wheel the World…

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Technology

Hyper-Fast

March 22, 2019

In March, a transportation company was set to finish construction of a new test track in France. The company will use the track to test out its design for a Hyperloop. A Hyperloop is a huge tube. Inside are…

Entertainment

Robo Pals

March 22, 2019

Joe Bot and Rob Ot are robots. 
They are also best friends. The two 
pals live on a faraway planet. They are characters in a new book series. The Bots books are graphic novels. They are written by RUSS BOLTS…

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Artist at Work

March 22, 2019

ELISABETH ANISIMOW, 12, is an artist. She has been painting since she was a toddler. Today, her work can be found all around the world. “The best part about being a painter is that I can express myself,” Elisabeth told…

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Turning The Tide

March 15, 2019

The Tappan Zee Bridge was around for 62 years. It carried people across the Hudson River, in New York. In 2018, workers picked the bridge apart, piece by piece. Now the old bridge is being recycled. Huge pieces of…

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Environment

Help the Planet!

March 15, 2019

Earth Day is April 22. But there are ways kids can help the Earth all year long. What will you do to help the planet? You can turn off the tap. It’s important to conserve water. Turn off the faucet…

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Hidden Treasures

March 8, 2019

The Story Pirates are on the lookout for hidden treasure. But they don’t sail the seas searching for gold or jewels. They hunt for stories and ideas from kids. That’s what inspires their theater performances, songs, books, podcast episodes, and…

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Let's Do Improv!

March 8, 2019

Improv stands for improvisation. It is a type of theater. An improv performance is made up on the spot. There are no scripts or rehearsals. Improvisers come up with their lines as they go. They don’t know what will happen…

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Stormy Weather

March 1, 2019

The sky is dark and the air is thick. Lightning flashes and thunder claps. Winds blow. Heavy rain falls. It’s a thunderstorm! The National Severe Storms Laboratory says there are 16 million thunderstorms in the world each year. At any…

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Serious Storms

March 1, 2019

Tornadoes and hurricanes are cyclones. That’s a storm of spinning winds. Tornadoes and hurricanes are powerful, and they can be dangerous! A tornado is a spinning funnel of wind. It makes a roaring noise. Tornadoes form over land. Most…

Health

The Peanut Solution

February 22, 2019

Nearly 2 million kids in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Brett Treichel, 13, is one of them. For Brett and others who are allergic, even a tiny bit of peanut can be dangerous. “I have to be careful…

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Animals

Species at Risk

February 22, 2019

Monarch butterflies fly to warmer places when the weather gets cold. Many go to California. But their numbers are falling. Every year, the Xerces Society counts monarchs in California. It found fewer than 30,000 of the butterflies in 2018. That’s…

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New Scouts

February 22, 2019

The Boy Scouts have been teaching leadership skills to kids for more than a hundred years. Now, the Boy Scouts are opening up to girls. On February 1, the first group of girls, ages 11 to 17, joined a new…

Entertainment

Spotlight on Circle

February 22, 2019

JON KLASSEN (pictured) would rather draw shapes than people. That’s how Triangle, Square, and Circle came to be. Klassen named a book after each character. The three books make up the Shape Trilogy. Klassen worked on the books with author…

Entertainment

Dreaming it Up

February 22, 2019

Wonder Park is a new animated film. It’s about the power of creativity. In the movie, June and her mom dream up an amusement park. It’s called Wonderland. It has games and rides. It’s run by a herd of furry…

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Author at Work

February 15, 2019

Sometimes, the idea for a story comes out of thin air. Matt de la Peña was talking with a teacher at a playground one day. Suddenly, the wind kicked up. Dandelion puffs filled the air. A boy was standing next…

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It’s Rhyme Time!

February 15, 2019

Poetry is a way of playing with language. Poems can have a rhythm, and poems can rhyme. Poems can be made up of full sentences or just groups of words. Some poems have a structure. Others do not. Read on…

History

Driving with Danica

February 8, 2019

Danica Patrick first got behind the wheel when she was 10 years old. She was in a tiny race car called a go-kart. Patrick was one of just a few girls on the track. But she enjoyed racing. She was…

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Community

Two Young Athletes

February 8, 2019

Fierce Fighter JESSELYN SILVA (above, left) has a nickname: JessZilla. The 12-year-old is a boxer. She lives in New Jersey. After seeing her dad compete, Jesselyn wanted to give the sport a try. She fell in love with it. “I…

Technology

Best Inventions of 2018

February 1, 2019

Inventions have the power to help people. They change the way we live, work, and play. Each year, TIME magazine picks the year’s best inventions. Here are six that TFK thinks will improve the world. Read on to learn about…

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Famous Inventions

February 1, 2019

A patent is a legal document. It stops people from copying an inventor’s idea. The U.S. began giving out patents in 1790. Here are a few inventions that have received patents. Cotton Gin ELI WHITNEY got a patent for the…

Environment

On Thin Ice

January 11, 2019

Polar bears live in the Arctic. They spend their days perched on sea ice. That’s where they hunt for food. But large areas of sea ice are melting. This has put the mammals at risk. That is according to a…

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Science

Mars Landing

January 11, 2019

NASA’s InSight spacecraft has made it to Mars. It landed there on November 26. It took InSight more than six months to get to the Red Planet. The trip was 300 million miles long. Flight controllers cheered when InSight touched…

Entertainment

Into the Wild

January 11, 2019

IAN MCALLISTER set out to explore Great Bear Rainforest, in Canada. His trip was supposed to last only a week. But he was drawn to the beautiful habitat. He spent three years directing an Imax movie about the place. Great…

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Try This at Home

January 11, 2019

On the YouTube channel HiHo Kids, real kids try new things. Viewers can watch how the kids react. The videos are often educational. And they are always funny. CRYSTAL ANNE MARTIN (pictured) has been in hundreds of HiHo videos. She’s…

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Sight and Sound

January 4, 2019

It was an ordinary day at Grand Central Terminal, in New York City. The train station was busy. People were rushing to and from work. Then the creatures showed up. They were green, red, and shades of blue. They…

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Technology

Kid Coders

December 28, 2018

On most weekends, you can find Zoe Stone (not pictured), 8, in front of a computer. But she isn’t playing games or watching videos. She’s learning how to code. Code is a set of instructions. It tells a computer what…

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