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8 Questions for for Sariel Sandoval & Claire Vlases

January 16, 2024

In December, TFK Kid Reporter Ninis Twumasi presented the TIME Earth Award at an event in New York City. It was given to the 16 plaintiffs who sued Montana for violating their right to a clean environment. Before the event,…

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Science

Lunar Lander Problems

January 12, 2024

On January 8, a rocket built by Astrobotic Technology launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It carried a lunar lander built for NASA by Astrobotic. This was the first U.S. lander to go into space in more than 50 years. But…

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United States

Wolverine Win

January 11, 2024

Michigan’s Blake Corum is tackled by Washington’s Elijah Jackson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, on January 8. Corum ran for 134 yards, s…

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Community

Kid of the Week: Sedi Awoonor

January 11, 2024

Can you talk about your charity? It started as a family project. My parents would donate used clothing, shoes, and toys to people who were less fortunate. I started my charity when I was 5 or 6 years old. It’s…

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Environment

Sea Change

January 11, 2024

Enric Sala is standing under a replica of a right whale, at the natural history museum in Washington, D.C. Sala is talking about whale poop. That poop is food for tiny ocean organisms called plankton, he says. Plankton absorbs carbon…

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Science

The Business of Bees

January 11, 2024

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Asli Samanci has always been interested in science. So a career as…

Opinion

Should Libraries Charge Late Fees?

January 10, 2024

Have you ever been fined for returning a book to the library after its due date? Many libraries charge late fees. How else would they get anyone to return their books? But the practice could be on its way out,…

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United States

TFK Explains: Primaries and Caucuses

January 5, 2024

Election season begins on January 15, with Iowa’s caucuses. State caucuses and primaries are held before every presidential election. The Republican and Democratic Parties hold them to select a candidate to run in the general election. TFK explains how primaries…

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World

Early Start

January 5, 2024

Many people celebrate the New Year by staying up late into the night. But this early riser was spotted crossing a footbridge as the sun rose on Seoul, South Kor…

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Community

From Our Readers

January 5, 2024

We love hearing from our readers! Write to us at tfkeditors@time.com. Here’s what some of you are saying. I make stories about a family of potatoes who work together to get through rough times. My friend Leila illustrates them. People…

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Special Delivery

January 4, 2024

Jordyn Perez was about to turn 8 years old when her mom suggested a new way to celebrate her birthday. “What would you think about donating your gifts to a children’s hospital?” her mom said. Jordyn wasn’t sure. She gave…

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Technology

Going Solar

January 3, 2024

One night in May, a group of people gathered around a computer monitor on a rooftop. They were scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The monitor was linked to equipment that could receive transmissions from a satellite. The…

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Community

Mission of the Month: Speak Out

January 3, 2024

Join a community of kids who are making the world a better and brighter place. TFK Service Stars know that even the smallest actions can make a big impact. Mission of the Month Have you noticed a problem or a…

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TIME Person of the Year

December 21, 2023

Taylor Swift has been named TIME magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year. You can read more about her in The Taylor Effect and By the Numbers. TIME also acknowledged influential people in other categories. Soccer star Lionel Messi is TIME’s…

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Bright Lights

December 21, 2023

The Northern Lights—the aurora borealis—are a natural light display that can be seen near the Earth’s poles. This sighting on December 6 was captured over Kirkj…

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Arts

Kid of the Week: Emma-Grace Kim

December 21, 2023

What motivated you to found ITZArt4you? My sister and I were inspired after our experience performing at a local Title I school in 2021. We enjoyed performing, and the students seemed excited about the music we shared. This led to…

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The Taylor Effect

December 21, 2023

When Taylor Swift tells a story, you listen. This one is about a time when she got her heart broken. She was 17. She had booked the biggest opportunity of her life so far, opening for country star Kenny Chesney…

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