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8 Questions for Ainissa Ramirez

March 11, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Donnell Meekins talks with scientist Ainissa Ramirez about how science has shaped our world, and how it might shape the future. 1. Why did you write The Alchemy of Us, a book about inventions? As a materials…

Science

Observing the Outdoors

March 10, 2021

Look outside. What do you see? Are there birds in the trees? Are there bugs crawling around? What can you discover about these creatures by watching them? With The Outdoor Scientist, you’ll learn to make scientific observations about the natural…

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Ready to Experiment?

March 9, 2021

The first episode of Emily’s Wonder Lab, on Netflix, is about things that glow. Host Emily Calandrelli teaches a group of kids to make fluorescent paint. One exclaims that he added too much cornstarch. “Don’t worry,” Calandrelli tells him. “Science…

World

Making History

March 5, 2021

Brighid Pulskamp has made hundreds of face masks for the people of the Navajo Nation. The tribe lives in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Pulskamp wants us to remember how the Navajo handled the pandemic. “Our people are resilient,” she…

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After the Storm

March 5, 2021

Texas residents are still recovering from a winter storm that hit several states in mid-February. Extreme cold caused much of the state’s power grid to fail. “We were woefully unprepared for this kind of cold,” said Texas state representative Ron…

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This Week in TFK History: Museums

March 5, 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…

Health

A Third COVID-19 Vaccine

March 5, 2021

The United States Food and Drug Administration has authorized another vaccine to prevent COVID-19. This one is made by Johnson & Johnson. It’s different from previous vaccines. It requires only one shot instead of two. This is the third vaccine…

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Copycat

March 4, 2021

Meet Elizabeth Ann! She’s the first cloned black-footed ferret. She’s also the first native endangered species cloned in the U.S. She was cloned using genes taken in 1988 from a black-footed ferret named Willa. Scientists hope the new animal will…

Community

From Our Readers...

March 4, 2021

We love hearing from our readers! Here's what a few of you have to say this week. I liked reading about Amanda Gorman (February 19). I think she and I could make the world a better place. Even though the…

Technology

Everyone Can Play

March 3, 2021

Clinton Lexa loves video games. But playing them hasn’t always been easy. Lexa was born with a disability. It affects a person’s hands. Lexa usually does tasks and activities, such as playing video games, left-handed. “I taught myself,” Lexa told…

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Health

Walking is Awesome

March 2, 2021

Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a basketball player sink a basket? If so, you have felt awe. It’s a strong feeling of wonder or amazement. Virginia Sturm is a psychologist and a professor at the University of…

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Boredom Buster

February 28, 2021

When the pandemic hit, Maya Shukla got baking. “I didn’t think I’d bake every day,” the 12-year-old told TIME for Kids. “But I really liked it!” Maya started a blog, posting daily recipes at The Bored Baker from her home,…

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Training Days

February 19, 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 19, 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…

History

This Week in TFK History: Olympics

February 19, 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…

History

Blast from the Past

February 19, 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.…

United States

Celebrating Safely

February 18, 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,…

World

Leaders on the Rise

February 18, 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 18, 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…

Media Literacy

Closer to the Truth

February 17, 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…