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Charging Ahead

August 30, 2019

Do you ride a school bus? Most school buses are powered by gas. It harms the environment. Some people want to switch to ELECTRIC BUSES. These buses are powered by batteries. Electric buses are better for the environment. What do…

Animals

Into the Wild

May 3, 2019

Amazing Creatures Elephants are huge. They are the largest land animals on Earth. They roam through parts of Africa and Asia. Join TFK on an elephant safari. Let’s learn about these incredible mammals. Here Comes the Herd Elephants travel…

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Business

Hard at Work

April 26, 2019

People have jobs. That is how they earn money. People choose jobs based on their interests and skills. Read on to find out about five different jobs. Which one sounds the most interesting? This is a veterinarian. Vets take care…

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Technology

Meet an Engineer

April 26, 2019

Roads don’t just appear by magic. Neither do sidewalks or traffic lights. These things are carefully planned by engineers. An engineer is a person who designs and builds things. YUNG KOPROWSKI (pictured) is an engineer. She works in transportation. She…

Community

Making a Magazine

April 19, 2019

A lot goes into making a magazine. Take a look at this page. First, the story was written by a writer. Then it was revised by an editor. The page was laid out by a designer. Here’s a sneak peek…

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Technology

Mighty Drones

April 12, 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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Technology

A Lifesaving Drone

April 12, 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…

Environment

Celebrating Earth Day

March 22, 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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Arts

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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Arts

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…

Environment

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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Arts

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 1, 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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Science

On the Map

March 1, 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…

Environment

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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Technology

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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History

Historic Inventions

February 15, 2019

A patent is a legal document. It stops people from copying an inventor’s idea. The U.S. began giving out patents in 1790. Here are some inventions that have received patents. Cotton Gin Eli Whitney got a patent for the cotton…

History

Driving with Danica

February 8, 2019

Not many women race cars. But racer Danica Patrick loves zooming around the track. Join TFK on a ride through her career. Born to Race Patrick started racing cars at age 10. At first, she drove a tiny car. It…

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Community

Two Young Athletes

February 8, 2019

Fierce Fighter JESSELYN SILVA (above, left) is 12 years old. She is a boxer. She competes against other kids in a boxing ring. Jesselyn is very hardworking. She practices five days a week. She dreams of winning a gold medal…

Entertainment

Meet an Author

February 1, 2019

Matt de la Peña wrote Carmela Full of Wishes. TIME for Kids asked him some questions. Question: How did you become a writer? Answer: I wrote poems when I was a child. Then I grew up and read a lot…

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Entertainment

She's a Poet

February 1, 2019

Margarita Engle is a poet. She writes picture books, too. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. Every summer, her parents would take her to Cuba. That’s the country where her mother was born. In Cuba, Engle explored the…

Science

Meet the Dinos

January 11, 2019

Close your eyes. Imagine the Earth millions of years ago. Giant reptiles ruled the planet. Now join TFK as we travel back in time. Let’s explore the world of dinosaurs! This is a Tyrannosaurus rex. It was one of the…

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Technology

On the Water

January 4, 2019

Boats and ships carry people and things across water. They are used for business. They are also used for fun! Here are some ways to travel on water. Have you ever been on a boat? This is a sailboat. Its…

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Arts

Sight and Sound

December 28, 2018

Meet Nick Cave. He is an artist. He plays with sound and motion. He uses different materials in his work. Cave is best known for his Soundsuits. They can spark our imagination. Are you ready to use your imagination? Step…

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Arts

Amazing Artists

December 28, 2018

Artists help us see our world differently. They inspire us. Read about four African-American artists. Who inspires you? Augusta Savage (1892–1962) Augusta Savage was a sculptor. She made figures out of clay and other materials. She was also a teacher.…

United States

Take a Tour

December 21, 2018

The White House is in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The White House is more than 200 years old. It is where the president and the First Family live. See what happens in America’s most famous home. The president works. …

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Community

Time to Celebrate!

December 7, 2018

It’s winter! Do you celebrate a special holiday? Lots of people do. There are many customs and traditions. Take a look. Some people celebrate Christmas. They decorate a Christmas tree. They hang ornaments on its branches. This tradition is about…

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Technology

Ready, Set, Code!

November 30, 2018

Computers need instructions. That’s where coders come in. Coders write programs. Programs tell a computer what to do. Here’s the scoop on coding. Problem Solvers Coders solve problems. They work together. They are creative. Coders are sometimes called programmers. A…

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Community

How Cities Work

November 23, 2018

Cities are full of people. Cities are where people live, work, and play close together. Some are built high into the air. There’s action at every level. There’s even action below the ground! Let’s explore one kind of city. 1.…

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