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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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Turning Green

November 9, 2018

The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, is one of the most brilliant structures on Earth. Depending on the season and the time of day, the white marble monument takes on slightly different hues. But over the years, the Taj Mahal…



Facebook Cracks Down

October 18, 2018

Facebook said this month that it has removed more than 800 accounts and pages that spread misinformation. In a statement, the social-media company said these accounts and pages use “sensational political content” to drive traffic to their websites. It added…


Going, Going, Gone

October 12, 2018

Nothing seemed unusual at an October 5 art auction at Sotheby’s in London, England. Then the unthinkable happened. A work by Banksy—a famous British street artist whose identity is a mystery—had just been sold to an anonymous buyer for nearly…



Inside the Crayola Factory

September 14, 2018

Step into the Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania. Here, humming machines and bustling workers crank out about 180 crayons a minute. In a year, the Crayola company produces nearly 3 billion of the colorful wax sticks. They’re used by people…



Fish for Lunch

September 14, 2018

Salmon burgers, salmon mac-and-cheese, and king salmon corn dogs are served in schools in Sitka, Alaska. In Sitka, it’s easy to hook kids on fish. Fresh and locally sourced, the fish tastes great. Thanks to the Fish to Schools program,…

Polar Bear

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What is Global Warming?

August 28, 2018

Earth’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. As a result, storms and droughts are becoming more intense. Temperatures are rising. Polar ice caps are melting. This is causing oceans to rise. Low coastal areas are flooding. Animals are losing…

luminous mushrooms

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What Is Bioluminescence?

August 24, 2018

Fireflies twinkle in a field. Mushrooms illuminate a dark forest. Colorful sea creatures light up the ocean. These natural light displays come from bioluminescent creatures. Bioluminescent organisms can produce their own light. Bioluminescence is a chemical reaction. It takes place…


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What Are Storms?

August 16, 2018

A storm is a powerful disturbance of the atmosphere. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are storms. Storms are a common event on Earth and other planets, too. There are about 16 million thunderstorms worldwide each year. That is according to the…


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What Are Volcanoes?

August 14, 2018

Take a bottle of soda. Shake it really hard. Gas bubbles inside the bottle cause a buildup of pressure. Twist the cap off. Pressure is released. Soda shoots everywhere. A volcanic eruption works much the same way. Pressure builds up…

portrait of Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

May 25, 2018

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743–July 4, 1826) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He drafted the Declaration of Independence, served as the country’s first secretary of state, and was elected the third U.S. president. As president,…