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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…

Environment

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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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…

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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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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 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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Science

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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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…

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Driving with Danica

February 12, 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 11, 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 8, 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 8, 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 27, 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.…