Archive for Month: April

parakeets

Kids and Their Pets: Allan’s Parakeets

Their colors are pretty as jewels. Fourth grader Allan A. is raising and caring for eight blue, green and mixed-hue parakeets. Two of them are tiny chicks who live in a nest box and will be old enough to share the big cage with the other birds in a...

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mars

Hello Mars! Communicating with Curiosity

With cell phones and the internet, we’re used to communicating with anyone, anywhere, quickly and easily. But how do scientists communicate with things that aren’t on our planet—such as the Curiosity rover on Mars? This communication beyond Earth is a bit more complicated. We communicate with spacecraft using radio signals....

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Courtney

Kid Heroes: Josie and Courtney

What do you get when you multiply two best friends with a powerful cause? The answer is a school community club that’s raised money for families of sick children, cleaned up the environment, supported the troops and made plans to collect supplies for an animal shelter. We chose Josie A. and...

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earth

Enjoy Some Green Reading: Earth Day Book List

Fancy Nancy Every Day Is Earth Day By Jane O’Connor, 2010 Fancy Nancy, in her usual enthusiastic style, challenges her family to “get greener”. Some of her efforts work well, other create problems, but in the end, everyone nds that “Being green can also be very fancy.” Biscuit’s Earth...

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cosmic cavern

Weird & Wonderful in Arkansas: Cosmic Cavern Wonders

Have you ever seen things that are out of place, like a hat on a fence post or a cellphone on a sidewalk? How about Santa Claus in a cave? How about bacon? Well, if you tour the amazing Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas, and descend 400 feet into its...

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allergies

Aah-Choo! What are Allergies?

Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people. When a person is allergic to something, the immune system mistakenly believes that this substance is harming the body. What is the immune system? The immune system is the body’s defense against infections. The...

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squirrels

That’s just Squirrely! Fun Facts About Squirrels

Hey kids! Did you learn anything about slugs in the March issue of Official Kids Mag? We sure did! This month we’re going to take a closer look at a feisty little creature who is always busy scurrying around. Squirrels. Squirrels are fast climbers especially when going up and down...

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trees

Fun Facts About Trees

Trees give people many gifts. They give us shade on a hot summer’s day and a beautiful show of color in the fall. They also provide us with food, medicine, clothing and furniture. Coconut Trees Coconut trees are palms that grow up to 30 feet high. They are known as the ‘tree of...

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trees

Kids Grow: You & the Trees

A great way to get to know trees is to explore your yard, take a walk, or visit a park. Try these activities with the favorite trees you find. Let’s explore the tree’s parts:  BRANCHES are like the tree’s arms. Can you put your own arms near the tree’s branches?...

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green

It’s Not Easy Being Green, but It’s Worth It!

It’s not easy being green…but for the sake of our water, air and planet, it’s totally worth it! And kids, we’ve got news for you: you’re the next generation to take on the task of protecting our planet. Begin these eco-friendly habits now, involve your friends and family, and be a...

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