Archive for Category: Did You Know?

trick or treating

It’s Just Plain Weird: Trick or Treating

Where did the tradition of Trick or Treating come from? According to Smithsonian.com it all began with a Celtic tradition in celebration of the end of the year. The idea was to dress us as an evil spirit. People believed that, with the changing of the year, the spirits...

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Antarctica snowstorms

It’s Just Plain Weird: Snowstorms in Antarctica & Life-Sized Jellyfish

Making Snowstorms in Antarctica It is predicted that with global warming, sea levels around the world could rise by as much as 10 feet (3 m). The result would be that many coastal cities, like New York and Tokyo, would be below sea level. Scientists believe the time is now...

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national aviation day

Up, Up, & Away! August 19th is National Aviation Day!

On August 19, Americans celebrate National Aviation Day. It’s a great day to learn more about airplanes and aviation. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed that August 19 would be National Aviation Day.  Why August 19? Because that’s Orville Wright’s birthday. Orville, along with his brother Wilbur,...

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It’s Just Plain Weird: The World’s Largest Cave & “Smart” Cities

The World’s Largest Cave In 2009, a group of cavers from the British Cave Research Association led an expedition into a previously unexplored cave on the Laos/Vietnam border known as the Hang Son Doong Cave. The name means Mountain River Cave. A local hunter had found the entrance in...

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kids being bullied

Bullying: What Kids Can Do to Help

Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? What is Bullying? When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s RUDE. When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s MEAN. When someone says or does...

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cloud of ladybugs

It’s Just Plain Weird: A Massive Cloud of Ladybugs

A Massive Cloud of Ladybugs or Maybe Not? Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service in San Diego, California, were surprised when a large “blob” appeared on their radar screens, over the San Gabriel Mountains. It was a clear day and there were no other signs of storms or...

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reading list

Reading List: Books About Kindness, Anti-Bullying, and Being Different

Reading List: Books About Kindness, Anti-Bullying, and Being Different Fiction The Rabbit Listened Doerrfeld, Cori (2018 • Grade level PreK-K) A story of how to be there for someone who’s struggling without trying to fix things for them. What Should Danny Do? Levy, Adir (2017 • Grade level PreK-K)...

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air and military museum

Arkansas in the Air: The Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville

The Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville With National Aviation Day on August 19, this is a great month to check out the Arkansas Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville. Official Kids Mag did just that and we’d like to give you a little preview… but, seriously, go see...

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fun facts about aviation

The Sky’s the Limit: Fun Facts About Aviation

The Sky’s the Limit: Fun Facts About Aviation The Wright Flyer was considered the first real airplane. It was the result of four years of research and design by the Wright brothers, and it was the foundation of airplane designs that followed. When World War I broke out in...

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