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Mighty Drones

April 15, 2019

A drone is a type of aircraft. Some drones are tiny. Others are the size of an airplane. But drones are very different from airplanes. For one thing, they don’t carry people. Here’s the scoop on drones. Ready for Takeoff…

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A Lifesaving Drone

April 15, 2019

Drones can save lives. The drone in this picture is a Zipline drone. It is being launched. A Zipline drone carries medical supplies. It takes them to people who are sick and far from help. A young girl in Africa…

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Celebrating Earth Day

March 21, 2019

Earth Day is April 22. But kids can help the planet all year long. These kids are helping to keep the planet clean. They’re picking up trash on a beach. Keep reading to learn how you can help. You…

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Inspired by Kids

March 15, 2019

Shiver me timbers! The Story Pirates think kids have great ideas. The group uses these ideas to create shows, books, and podcasts. Read on to learn more about the Story Pirates’ work. Think Big The Story Pirates visit schools. They…

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Let's Do Improv!

March 15, 2019

Improv is short for improvisation. It is a type of theater. Everything is made up on the spot. The performers discover what is happening as they go. Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney are expert improvisers. They teach improv classes. They…

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Mighty Mushrooms

March 8, 2019

Mushrooms are not animals, of course. But they’re not plants either. Mushrooms are a type of fungus. They grow in the grass and on trees. They grow on dead leaves and rotting logs. Let’s go on a mushroom hunt! There…

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Animals

Let’s Hunt!

March 8, 2019

Sniff, sniff! This is a truffle dog. It hunts for truffles. Truffles are another type of fungus. They are found underground. Truffles have a strong smell. Chefs use them for cooking. Truffles are hard to find. That’s because they…

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A Mushroom Dress

March 8, 2019

This is not an ordinary dress. It’s a mushroom dress! It was made by a designer. Her name is Aniela Hoitink. Hoitink made this dress using mycelium. That is the part of a mushroom that grows underground. Hoitink did…

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Science

Stormy Weather

March 5, 2019

The sky is dark. The clouds are heavy. The wind is strong. It’s storming! Storms happen all around the world. But not all storms are alike. Here are four types of storms. Have you been caught in a storm? Thunderstorm …

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On the Map

March 4, 2019

A weather map shows information about the weather. Meteorologists use weather maps to see patterns. The maps help them predict the weather. A weather map can show temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and more. It shows where storms are and…

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On the Farm

February 22, 2019

Welcome to the farm! Farms are places where food is grown or raised. Life on the farm is fun—and busy! See for yourself. Let’s visit a farm together. Many farms grow crops. These fruits and vegetables start as seeds. Farmers…

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Best Inventions of 2018

February 15, 2019

Inventions have the power to help people. An invention can change how we live, work, and play. Each year, TIME magazine picks the year’s best inventions. Here, TFK tells you about five of them. A Safer Ride Biking in…

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