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Science Tools

September 22, 2023

Scientists use special tools to do their work. These tools are used to measure. Each tool uses a different unit of measurement. 1. A thermometer measures heat and cold. In the United States, degrees Fahrenheit are the units of…

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The Human Body

Signs of Fear

September 8, 2023

Feeling scared is natural. It happens to all of us. Fear is a reaction. It happens in your body. It can alert you to danger. Here are some of the ways you feel fear. Your heart beats faster. Feel…

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Shapes on the Farm

September 1, 2023

A farm is where food is grown or raised. Let’s take a tour of one. There are many things to see. Shapes are everywhere. What do you notice about the shapes on the farm? A circle is round. It…

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Five Sides

August 31, 2023

This building is called the Pentagon. It is in Arlington County, Virginia. That is near Washington, D.C. The building gets its name from its shape. A pentagon has five sides. By Design The Pentagon is a United States government…

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Earth Science

Hungry Plants

April 14, 2023

Did you know that some plants are carnivorous? That means they eat meat. They eat insects and small animals. Here are four carnivorous plants. Cobra Lily This plant looks like a snake. Insects try to eat its nectar. They get…

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Earth Science

Parts of a Plant

April 14, 2023

Plants are made up of different parts. Study this sunflower. Learn how each part helps it grow.

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Environment

From Scraps to Soil

February 24, 2023

Compost is a natural fertilizer. It is made from food scraps. They decompose, or break down. Then they can be added to soil. What can you compost? You can compost plant material. This includes vegetable peels and yard trimmings. You…

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Environment

In the Soil

February 24, 2023

Domingo Morales is a composter. He started a group. It is called Compost Power. He runs composting sites. He has six in New York City. Collecting Scraps There are many steps to composting. The first is gathering food waste (above).…

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Medical Measurements

February 17, 2023

Time for a checkup! What will the doctor look for? Doctors have tools to help them measure different things. How heavy? A scale measures how much you weigh. Doctors tell you your weight in pounds. How tall? Doctors use a…

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Equal Parts

February 17, 2023

Bodies are proportional. The size of one part can tell us the size of another. Here are some examples. Wingspan = Height (Above) Stretch your arms out wide. This is your wingspan. It is about equal to your height. Forearm…

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