The earth is made of five different layers. The top and thinnest layer is called the crust. Under the crust is the mantle. The mantle is made of hot, molten rock. Sometimes Earth’s crust has cracks, and things really heat up! This is called volcanic activity.
Geysers and Hot Springs
Geysers and hot springs […]
Storytelling is an important way for people around the world to preserve their unique cultures and histories. Different cultures have different traditional styles of storytelling.
Protecting these traditions is important because they record how people understand the world around them and how they fit into the world.
From 1870 to 1914, many of […]
Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, and technology has had a huge influence over the way that we create. To create cave paintings, early humans crushed up stones and colored clay. Egyptians and Greeks created paints from bee’s wax. One of the newest ways technology has changed art is the invention of […]
Can you imagine visiting another planet?
Or even living on one? If it were possible, would you choose to do it?
For many, space is a symbol of endless possibilities. Every year, scientists discover new planets with environments unlike anything they could have imagined. We know these distant bodies have the potential to revolutionize science […]
Everything around us is matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space like air, food and paper. Matter exists in three major states: solid, liquid and gas. All matter is made up of atoms. How tightly the atoms are packed together determines something’s state.
In solids, atoms are tightly packed together, […]
It’s sparkly and shiny – and valuable. Gold played a vital role in America’s growth as a nation. In fact, it changed the course of our history. Have you ever heard of the gold rush? There were actually two of them.
The first one started in California in 1848. A large gold nugget was found […]
George Washington Carver
When you’re eating a bagel smothered with peanut butter, what are you thinking? You’re probably not thinking about a man who died in 1943, but maybe you should be.
For many, the name George Washington Carver makes them think of peanuts. The truth is, Carver was up to much more […]
What makes a rose red rather than pink? A dog’s tail short rather than long? A person’s eyes brown rather than blue? All these factors (and many more) are decided by genetics. Every organism is made of cells, and it is inside these cells that the genetic material lives.
In the 1850s and […]
HEROES protecting people from harsh leaders, enemies becoming best friends, friends having adventures together, losing people you love, searching for the meaning of life — these are all common themes in stories. In fact, the Epic of Gilgamesh, what is commonly known as one of the oldest surviving written stories of all time, includes all […]
Fossils are an important source of information. Whether it is a body fossil, like a shell or bone, or a trace fossil, like a dinosaur footprint or coprolites (petrified animal droppings), each one has a story to tell. ey can tell us a lot about plants and animals that lived a long time ago and […]