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My Cool Job: Roller Coaster Engineer

May 21, 2021

Larry Chickola is the vice president and chief corporate engineer of Six Flags theme parks. He spoke to TFK’s Rebecca Mordechai about his job. I’ve always loved theme parks. Growing up, I would visit Cedar Point amusement park. That’s in…

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For the Birds

April 22, 2021

Jeremi Swietochowski is in fourth grade. One day, he was playing with Legos when he heard a thump. A bird had hit his window. Jeremi went to check on the bird. “Just as I was about to open the door,…

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Animals

Protecting Birds

April 22, 2021

Bird-friendly building design is required in only a few places in the United States. One is San Francisco. That’s a city in California. Another is the state of Minnesota. A new building law also went into effect in New York…

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On the Move

October 15, 2020

Some animals travel long distances when they migrate, or move from one place to another. They migrate for different reasons. Some animals migrate to find food. Others do so to breed. Often, animals migrate when the seasons change. Many travel…

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New Heights

April 17, 2020

Elevators can feel like magic. Step inside. Select your floor. Poof! The elevator quickly takes you where you want to go. But an elevator doesn’t run on magic. It’s a machine. And it’s made up of several smaller machines.…

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High-Rise Rides

April 17, 2020

The world is full of incredible elevators. Here are a few of TFK’s favorites. Would you like to ride in any of these? The world’s fastest elevator is in Shanghai Tower, in China. This elevator can go 67 feet per…

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Engineering Our World

April 15, 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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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…

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Hyper-Fast

March 21, 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…

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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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