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Training Days

February 26, 2021

Kara Winger is the United States women’s record holder in the javelin. She used to train indoors. But after the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, she couldn’t anymore. So Winger and her husband threaded a 30-foot cable through a metal…

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Winter Storm Woes

February 26, 2021

Winter storms began to sweep across the United States on February 11. They slowed distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in parts of the country. Severe weather hit from Washington State to the southern U.S. Snow and ice closed airports and…

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History

This Week in TFK History: Olympics

February 26, 2021

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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Blast from the Past

February 26, 2021

A conch shell discovered 90 years ago in France is now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it's about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in France's Pyrenees region in 1931.…

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Celebrating Safely

February 26, 2021

A house in New Orleans, Louisiana, is decked out for Mardi Gras. The city is known for its over-the-top Mardi Gras celebration. This year, the event took place on February 16. Typically, the festival fills the streets with crowds, parades,…

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Leaders on the Rise

February 26, 2021

On February 17, TIME released it’s annual TIME100 Next list. It “highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future,” writes TIME editor in chief Edward Felsenthal. Poet Amanda Gorman, TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, and Georgia senators Jon Ossoff and…

Environment

PPE Pollution

February 26, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo sees lots of plastic waste. The teenager hosts beach cleanups in Cape Town, South Africa. Prinsloo has picked up plastic bottles, straws, and more. Lately, she has noticed an increase in one type of trash. It’s from…

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Media Literacy

Closer to the Truth

February 26, 2021

Many of the Southeast Iowa Union’s older readers don’t get their news online. Instead, they rely on the newspaper. Ashley Duong is a former reporter for the Union. She says national papers did not cover the pandemic in rural America…

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A New Kind of Princess

February 26, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers spoke with Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Raya in the new animated Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon. Catch the movie on Disney+ beginning March 5. 1. Can you tell me about Raya and…

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A Way With Words

February 19, 2021

Amanda Gorman is the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate. 
She read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration. That was on January 20. Soon after, it was announced that she’d be reading at the Super Bowl.…

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Science

Ocean Commotion

February 19, 2021

Sound pollution is making oceans noisier than ever. And it’s harming marine life. That’s according to a new article in the journal Science. Researchers looked at thousands of studies on ocean sound and its effects on wildlife. They found that…

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Science

Little Lizards

February 19, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers found two of…

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From Our Readers...

February 19, 2021

Mrs. Hall’s students at Durham Academy, in North Carolina, shared their feedback and ideas with us. Read what a few of them had to say. I loved the TFK article about rock, paper, scissors (January 15). I use rock, paper,…

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Virus Detective

February 19, 2021

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was discovered in 2019. But a coronavirus had been discovered in humans long before that. In 1964, June Almeida identified the first coronavirus known to cause human disease. Suzanne Slade is the author of…

Business

Short on Change

February 19, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of COVID-19. When they reopened, employees had a problem: They kept running…

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Big Win

February 19, 2021

Quarterback Tom Brady, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates his team’s Super Bowl win on February 7. Tampa Bay beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9. This was Tampa Bay’s second victory in the big game. And it was Brady’s seventh…

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Leading the Way

February 19, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

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Super Bowl Preview

February 3, 2021

The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s championship game. It’s played each year on the first Sunday in February. The host stadium is usually packed with tens of thousands of fans. But this year’s game—between the Kansas City Chiefs…