Have you ever wondered how eclipses occur? You can model the Earth-Moon system using just a couple of small balls and a measuring stick to find out! The “yardstick eclipse” model shown here is set up to demonstrate a lunar eclipse. The “Earth” ball (front, right) casts its shadow on the smaller “Moon” ball (rear, […]
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In the western world, gardens are spaces to enjoy nature. Often, they have trees and flowers that are specially cared for, but generally they are outdoor spaces. In Japan, gardens are treated a little differently than they are in other countries. They are works of art that are meant to inspire meditation and reflection. In […]
For many years, women did not play professional sports. They were considered too weak and delicate to compete. In recent years, many brave women stepped up to prove this idea wrong and make it possible for women to play professional sports.In the 1930s and 1940s, baseball was incredibly popular among Americans, but professionally it was […]
Women in America have been doing hard and important work for as long as the United States has existed, but their work does not always make it into the history books. Here are two important women in America’s history who did hard work that changed the world.
Sybil is known as the […]
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Hi, I’m Jax Malcolm, and I’m a 15-year-old actor/director and philanthropist. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for a decade. As an actor, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Jonah Hill, Keenan Ivory Wayans, […]
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An Arabian sand cat is a small wild cat found in deserts of Africa and the Middle East. These cats are about the size of a small house cat. Adults usually range […]
Syria is a special place. People have lived there for hundreds of thousands of years. It is located in an area that was once known as Mesopotamia. This area is considered the birthplace of civilization. The oldest human remains that have been found in the area date back 700,000 years. Neanderthal bones have been found […]
Winter can be a magical time of year. Some like to play outside in the snow with their friends, while others might prefer to sit inside and drink hot chocolate by the fire. But no matter how you like to spend time in the winter, it’s always important to think about winter safety.
Your local […]
I just love a good story, how about you? There are so many ways to enjoy a story, too. Poems, books, movies, songs, plays and dances are just a few of them! Storytelling actually dates back thousands of years and serves a very important function. That’s what we talk about in “Connections” this […]
November’s crisp autumn skies brought great views of our planetary neighbors. The moon paired up with Saturn and Mars in the evenings, and mornings featured eye-catching arrangements with dazzling Venus. Stargazers could observe a notable opposition by asteroid 3 Juno on the 17th as well as a few bright Leonid meteors.
Red Mars gleamed high […]