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Engineering

Animals

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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History

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…

Technology

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…

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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Technology

Code At Work

December 27, 2018

Computers are all around us. We use them to play and to learn. Some make chores easier. Others help keep people safe. All computers work because of coding. Where do you see coding at work in the world around you?…

World

Cities at Sea

November 29, 2018

People are building a new kind of city. This type of city will not be on land. It will float in the ocean. The first floating city will be in French Polynesia. That’s an island in the South Pacific Ocean.…

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Environment

Schools Go Solar

March 20, 2018

In Sheridan, Indiana, the sun fuels more than just plants. It also powers schools. Schools there have solar panels. The panels soak up the sun’s rays. Then they turn the sunbeams into energy. The panels “can power all of our…

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