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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, made by Johnson & Johnson, is different from previous vaccines. It requires one shot instead of two. This is the third vaccine to be…

Science

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 to play video games. But doing so hasn’t always been easy. Lexa was born with a disability. It affects a person’s hands, which means Lexa usually does tasks and activities, such as playing video games, left-handed. “I…

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Health

Walking is Awesome

March 2, 2021

Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a hawk soar through the sky or an athlete sink a basket? If so, you’ve experienced awe. It’s a strong feeling of wonder and amazement. Virginia Sturm is a psychologist and an…

Time Off

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,…

World

Training Days

February 19, 2021

Kara Winger is the United States women’s national record holder in the javelin. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, Winger could no longer use indoor facilities for her training sessions. She needed to adjust. Winger and her husband threaded…

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Winter Storm Woes

February 19, 2021

A series of winter storms began a sweep across the United States on February 11, slowing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in many parts of the country. Severe weather hit everywhere from Washington State to the southern U.S. Snow 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 all sorts of plastic trash during her beach cleanups in Cape Town, South Africa. The teenager has collected plastic bottles, food containers, straws, and more. Lately, Prinsloo has noticed an increase in a certain kind of…

Media Literacy

Closer to the Truth

February 17, 2021

Many of the Southeast Iowa Union’s older readers live in rural areas and don’t get their news online. So when they need to know how the coronavirus is affecting their community, they rely on the newspaper. “People appreciated the reporting…

Time Off

A New Kind of Princess

February 17, 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…

Arts

A Way With Words

February 12, 2021

Amanda Gorman, the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, captivated the world on January 20 when she read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration. It was soon announced that she’d recite a poem at the Super…

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Science

Ocean Commotion

February 12, 2021

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