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Young Game Changers

Looking Back

September 10, 2020

Kids have long fought for justice in the United States. Look back to May 1963. Hundreds of Black children skipped school to march in Birmingham, Alabama. They were protesting segregation. Segregation is the practice of keeping Black and white people…

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Transportation

From S-l-o-w to Fast!

February 27, 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…

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Earth Science

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…

Space

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…

People

Vote for the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year!

November 8, 2019

Time flies! Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2020. But first, the TFK team is taking a look back at 2019. Who was the most important person of the year? Since 1927, TIME has chosen a Person of…

Engineering

Engineering in History

April 15, 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…

People

Driving with Danica

February 12, 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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Young Game Changers

Justice for All

December 29, 2017

It was September of 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Carlotta Walls was 14 years old. She and eight other black teenagers walked toward Central High School. It was the first day of school. It was the best school in the…

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Culture

Emoji History

November 30, 2017

Do you speak emoji? If you have used a tablet, the answer is probably yes. This fall, Apple released hundreds of new emoji. They include a T. rex and a zombie. Emoji is a visual language. It can show ideas.…

Places

Welcome to the Museum

January 6, 2017

February is Black History Month. But visitors to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrate black history every day. The new museum opened on September 24, 2016. It is in Washington, D.C. The museum honors black…

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